If people are thinking about moving to Colorado, Denver may be one city they'll want to scratch off the list. Or, maybe they'll want to zero in on the Mile High City for it being known as a "sinful" city.

With a list that includes famous "sin" cities like Las Vegas and Miami, here comes Denver rushing into the top 10.  Vegas and Miami seem to make a lot of sense, being on the list; but what makes Denver so very sinful?

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When you look at Denver's history as being part of the gold rush era, you can see where the city would be known as being "sinful," but in today's age what does it take to get the moniker?

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The gang at WalletHub.com has released an "end of year" report for 2023 about America's "Most-Sinful" cities. I don't think the tourism bureau for Denver will be touting that the Mile High City is on this list.

WHAT IS THE LEAST SINFUL CITY IN AMERICA?

According to WalletHub, that would be Pearl City, in Hawaii; put another X in the "win" column for Hawaii.

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WHY IS DENVER ON THE LIST OF "MOST SINFUL" CITIES?

WalletHub dug into data from over 180 cities, looking at seven key dimensions of vices and illicit behavior. Denver landed at #6 on that list. How did that happen?

  • ANGER & HATRED: Things like Violent Crimes, Sex Offenders per capita, number of Mass Shootings. Denver ranked 8th. 
  • JEALOUSY: Thefts, Identity Thefts, Fraud & Other Complaints.  Denver ranked 29th.
  • EXCESS & VICES: Things like Number of Obese Persons, Number of Fast-Food establishments, Excessive Drinking, Drug Overdoses, DUI-Related Deaths, Debt-to-Income Ratio. Denver ranked 47th.
  • GREED: Number of Adults with Gambling Addictions, Number of Casinos, Charitable Donations vs. Income. Denver ranked 111th.

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  • LUST:  Number of Adult Entertainment Establishments, Teen Birth Rate, Searches for 'XXX Entertainment,' Searches for 'Tinder.' Denver ranked 8th.
  • VANITY: Number of Tanning Salons, Google Search Interest in 'Top 5 Plastic Surgeries.' Denver ranked 15th. 
  • LAZINESS: Things like the Number of Adults Not Exercising, Volunteer Hours, Amount of Work Hours per Week, and Number of High School Dropouts.  Denver ranked 74th.  

WalletHub put all their criteria together to create their 'WalletHub Vice Index' which put Las Vegas at #1 with a score of 63.03 and Denver at #8 with a score of 53.86.

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