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St. Louis No. 1 "Most Sinful" City In America, Report Says; RFT Chooses Top 7 Places To Sin

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In St. Louis, we're often quite displeased when a misleading national crime report puts us in one of the top spots. But today, we're going to just embrace our latest achievement in the rankings department, no matter how flawed the methodology may be!

St. Louis, ladies and gentlemen, is the No. 1 "most sinful" city in the United States of America. Hooray!

So says a new report from a real estate company called Movoto, which came up with some clever criteria to measure the frequency of the seven deadly sins -- pride, lust, greed, wrath, envy, gluttony and sloth -- in cities across the country. In honor of this recognition, some of us RFT sinners have come up with a list below of the best local places to indulge in each of the seven sins.

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First, if you are curious, here is Movoto's explanation of how it translated the seven sins into applicable criteria for modern urban life:

Strip clubs per capita (Lust)
Cosmetic surgeons per capita (Pride)
Violent crime per year per 1,000 residents (Wrath)
Theft per year per 1,000 residents (Envy)
Percentage of disposable income given to charity each year (Greed)
Percentage of obese residents (Gluttony)
Percentage of physically inactive residents (Sloth)

The real estate bloggers apparently compiled data for the 95 most populous cities in the U.S. and ranked them based on those categories, eventually producing a list of the top ten most sinful locales. St. Louis was No. 1:

1. St. Louis, MO
2. Orlando, FL
3. Minneapolis, MN
4. Pittsburgh, PA
5. Milwaukee, WI
6. Cincinnati, OH
7. Miami, FL
8. Buffalo, NY
9. Detroit, MI
10. Las Vegas, NV

It appears that the good ole' St. Louis crime data -- which officials here frequently and passionately dismiss -- played a pretty big role in putting us in the No. 1 slot, though we scored high in the obesity category, too.

Who knows, maybe the sinfulness of St. Louis will intrigue more outsiders to come here and stay here! To help, here is RFT's suggestions of the top places in in St. Louis to indulge in the seven sins:

Gluttony: Ted Drewes' "Cardinal Sin"

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Obvious choice, here. A sundae with tart cherries and hot fudge...that friggin' has "sin" in the name.


Lust: An El Monstero Show

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El Monstero's Kevin Gagnepain at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

In the front row when the band wades into its version of Pink Floyd's "Young Lust."

Continue for more of RFT's top seven places to sin in St. Louis.



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45 comments
dustin_mitchell
dustin_mitchell

I am forwarding this to Shirley Phelps so that Westboro Baptist Church can protest GOD HATES ST. LOUIS!

Jeffrey Vollmer
Jeffrey Vollmer

My current city of New Orleans not in the top ten. List seems flawed

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Why is there a picture of a stripper? Strip Clubs are illegal in St. Louis. Sinful? Well we do have a lot of murder and rape...but no strip clubs. Sin? Is RFT that religious? It's a sin to eat sea food in some religions. If that's a sin I guess I'm on a highway to hell. "Sloth"? Can't say I have an argument there RFT lol

Jason M Parker
Jason M Parker

#1 as in most molester Catholic priests, or shootings.....?

Liz Casmier
Liz Casmier

Cardinal sin is my favorite at Ted Drewes

Don Occhi
Don Occhi

I am so happy that we finally cane in first,for once.Lets keep the sin quota up so we don't become #10,like poor Las Vegas.

Michael P Goggins
Michael P Goggins

What a load of crap, lazy researchers!! Right, a city named Sin City is not number one!!

Bryan Berger
Bryan Berger

Uhhh oh! We went & disappointed the all powerful Zombie Hippie Carpenter! Runnn

TheBigOne
TheBigOne

PROUD proud PROUD proud PROUD proud!

TheBigOne
TheBigOne

PROUD proud PROUD proud PROUD proud!

bibi
bibi

I'll take the #1 ranking, but they say they don't look at metro areas. Clearly they do because St. Louis City has zero strip clubs.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

We need to invest more in education.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

We need better public transportation outside the city and more real jobs.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Vegas does not have as much crime because they have Medical marijuana and legalized prostitution.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Um this list is inaccurate. Gentlemen's clubs that show full frontal and bottomless girls is against the law in the state of Missouri. Check your listing all of the "Strip clubs" are actually in the state of IL.

Craig Richason
Craig Richason

Sounds about right. Throw in the crazy STD rate and its a no-contest

stljason73
stljason73

Misleading crime report?......Last week, in one night, 17 people were shot....I'd say it can't be too misleading. ...and theft in the StL is out of hand with all the Heroin junkies stealing everything not bolted down not to mention all the vacant houses with no copper left in them...

Tony Merklin
Tony Merklin

Makes Me Proud to be a St Louisan !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marc Seleman
Marc Seleman

I think they are underestimating the sin in St. Louis.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

well, ya...i mean...if you lump murder and robbery into the "sin" category.

Ed Gibson
Ed Gibson

how the fuck is vegas number 10???

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