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Tenn. ranks No. 1 on site's list of 'Most Corrupt States'

9:30 AM, May 20, 2010   |    comments
Larry McCormack/The Tennessean
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Daily Beast just released their rankings on the most corrupt states in America. The site got their rankings based on data in five categories: Public corruption Racketeering and Extortion; Forgery and Counterfeiting Fraud; Embezzlement with data from 1998 - 2008.

To read more about the methodology of the rankings, click here.

#20: Arizona
Public Corruption: 31
Racketeering & Extortion: 24
Fraud Rank: 40
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 4
Embezzlement: 19

#19: Louisiana
Public Corruption: 4
Racketeering & Extortion: 27
Fraud Rank: 29
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 28
Embezzlement: 28

#18: Wisconsin 
Public Corruption: 35
Racketeering & Extortion: 33
Fraud Rank: 8
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 15
Embezzlement: 25

#17: South Dakota 
Public Corruption: 7
Racketeering & Extortion: 29
Fraud Rank: 13
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 45
Embezzlement: 21

# 16: Hawaii

Public Corruption: 19
Racketeering & Extortion: 3
Fraud Rank: 43
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 25
Embezzlement: 23

#15: Missouri 
Public Corruption: 24
Racketeering & Extortion: 25
Fraud Rank: 24
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 6
Embezzlement: 34

#14: Arkansas 
Public Corruption: 26
Racketeering & Extortion: 36
Fraud Rank: 2
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 3
Embezzlement: 43

#13: Texas 
Public Corruption: 27
Racketeering & Extortion: 15
Fraud Rank: 21
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 14
Embezzlement: 31

#12: Alabama
Public Corruption: 10
Racketeering & Extortion: 39
Fraud Rank: 6
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 8
Embezzlement: 45

#11: Georgia
Public Corruption: 38
Racketeering & Extortion: 16
Fraud Rank: 12
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 12
Embezzlement: 29

#10: Oklahoma
Public Corruption: 21
Racketeering & Extortion: 26
Fraud Rank: 18
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 23
Embezzlement: 6

#9: South Carolina 
Public Corruption: 42
Racketeering & Extortion: 14
Fraud Rank: 3
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 20
Embezzlement: 14

#8: Pennsylvania 
Public Corruption: 15
Racketeering & Extortion: 7
Fraud Rank: 16
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 27
Embezzlement: 27

#7: Nevada 
Public Corruption: 39
Racketeering & Extortion: 4
Fraud Rank: 10
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 19
Embezzlement: 4

#6: Florida 
Public Corruption: 12
Racketeering & Extortion: 6
Fraud Rank: 17
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 21
Embezzlement: 13

#5: North Carolina 
Public Corruption: 36
Racketeering & Extortion: 22
Fraud Rank: 1
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 7
Embezzlement: 2

#4: Delaware
Public Corruption: 9
Racketeering & Extortion: 51
Fraud Rank: 4
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 1
Embezzlement: 1

#3: Mississippi 
Public Corruption: 5
Racketeering & Extortion: 17
Fraud Rank: 22
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 16
Embezzlement: 3

#2: Virginia
Public Corruption: 14
Racketeering & Extortion: 9
Fraud Rank: 9
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 18
Embezzlement: 5

#1: Tennessee 
Public Corruption: 18
Racketeering & Extortion: 11
Fraud Rank: 7
Forgery & Counterfeiting: 5
Embezzlement: 9

 

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