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Salt Lake City makes 100 most sinful cities list. It’s still far from the top

Apparently Salt Lake City isn’t so sinful

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Lime Patrol members Isaac Jones and Carina Chavez ride in downtown Salt Lake City on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Members of the Lime Patrol riders will be visible in downtown Salt Lake City, particularly during the hours of heaviest use, and will ensure scooter users are aware of local riding rules. They will also help new users access the system and answer questions.

Steve Griffin, Deseret News

Salt Lake City is not the most sinful city in the country. It barely cracks the top 100.

What it says: A new report from WalletHub identified Salt Lake City as the 92nd most sinful city in the country, ranking ahead of Tallahassee, Florida; Riverside, Calif.; Boston; Long Beach, Calif.; Toledo, Ohio; St. Petersburg, Florida; Fort Worth, Texas; and Salem, Ore., within the top 100.

Here’s a breakdown of the top five most-sinful cities:

  1. Las Vegas
  2. Los Angeles
  3. St. Louis
  4. Houston
  5. Atlanta

Yes, but: Though Salt Lake City ranked 92nd on the list, it was far from being the least sinful city. Here’s a look at the top five least sinful cities.

178. Port St. Lucie, Florida

179. Virginia Beach, Va.

180. Chesapeake, Va.

181. South Burlington, Vt.

182. Pearl City, Hawaii

Where Salt Lake City succeeded: The Utah capital city had one high mark in the report. Salt Lake City was tied for 93rd in the nation for highest charitable donations as a percent of income.

Method: WalletHub reviewed more than 180 cities across 39 different factors that it called “key indicators of evil deeds.” The report included data based on violent crimes, excessive alcohol drinking and adult entertainment businesses.

Read the full report at WalletHub.