This Hudson Valley City is on Santa’s Naughty List for 2022
Apparently some parts of the Hudson Valley have been very naughty this year. We can expect Santa to leave coal in the stockings of these cities this year. Honestly, might as well just just a meteorite lump of coal over these places.
Honestly, I think more than quite a few have not been on their best behavior, but a recent study including 180 U.S. cities named 4 New York cities amongst the most sinful in the United States.
Most Sinful Cities in the United States
How do you determine how sinful a city is? Do you call up some divine entity and ask, "Hey, who has been screwing up the most lately?"
Well, WalletHub ordered 150 of the most populated U. S. cities, plus at least two of the most densely populated cities in each state. Seven dimensions that each city was rated on were Anger & Hatred, Jealousy, Excesses & Vices, Greed, Lust, Vanity and Laziness.
From there, they examined those dimensions using 38 relevant metrics, and each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, 100 being the most sinful. As you can probably guess, Sin City itself, Las Vegas, Nevada came in at Number 1 with a score of 59.93 out of 100.
- 15) New York City (49.36/100)
- 63) Buffalo (40.67/100)
- 69) Rochester (39.98/100)
But which Hudson Valley city landed on this list?
That would be Yonkers, New York coming in a 165 on the list with a score of 30.26 out of 100. Which, in all honesty, isn't all that bad. If you're going to be on a list of most sinful cities, being towards the bottom is a good thing, right?
Actually, Yonkers wound up being in the bottom five for Thefts per Capita, coming in at 174 in that category.
We got the full list below to check out:
This all being said, I'm still curious to know if Yonkers is even the naughtiest city in all of the Hudson Valley. Yes, it is big enough population-wise to make it on to this list, but what about some of our other cities like Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, and more.
Well, the Hudson Valley post put out an article earlier this year talking about the most dangerous places to live in New York. The list was crafted from information pulled together by RoadSnacks using the FBI's crime statistics for every New York city with a population above 5,000 people based on violent crime and property crime per capita.
Below are the 10 most dangerous places in New York, according to Roadsnacks:
- Niagara Falls
- Johnson City Village
Here are the 45 most dangerous places to live in the Hudson Valley.
17) City of Newburgh
26) City of Poughkeepsie
32) Village of Monticello
36) Port Jervis
37) Town of Poughkeepsie
40) Mount Vernon
42) Pelham Manor
43) Spring Valley
64) Town of Newburgh
66) Town of Ulster
96) New Rochelle
99) New Windsor
119) Town of Lloyd
121) Port Chester
127) Town of Fishkill
143) Blooming Grove
145) Stony Point
146) Pound Ridge
147) Town of Malborough
159) Rye Brook
163) Dobbs Ferry
As you can see, Yonkers only ranks 70 for most dangerous places to live in New York.