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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Illinois not the MOST corrupt state


Courtesy of "Ted the Cat" posting on AFCA, we have evidence that Illinois is NOT the most corrupt state in the United States ... yet. We're working on it, though.

"The publication Corporate Crime Reporter crunched Department of
Justice statistics in 2007 to rank the 35 most populous states of the
nation by corruption. The publication calculated a corruption rate,
which it defined as the total number of public corruption convictions
from 1997 to 2006 per 100,000 residents.

These are the results:


1. Louisiana(7.67)
2. Mississippi (6.66)
3. Kentucky (5.18)
4. Alabama (4.76)
5. Ohio(4.69)
6. Illinois (4.68)
7. Pennsylvania (4.55)
8. Florida (4.47)
9. New Jersey (4.32)
10. New York (3.95)
11. Tennessee (3.68)
12. Virginia (3.64)
13. Oklahoma (2.96)
14. Connecticut (2.80)
15. Missouri (2.79)
16. Arkansas (2.74)
17. Massachusetts (2.66)
18. Texas (2.44)
19. Maryland (2.31)
20. Michigan (2.14)
21. Georgia (2.13)
22. Wisconsin (2.09)
23. California (2.07)
24. North Carolina (1.96)
25. Arizona (1.88)
26. Indiana (1.85)
27. South Carolina (1.74)
28. Nevada (1.72)
29. Colorado (1.56)
30. Washington (1.52)
31. Utah (1.4117)
32. Kansas (1.4109)
33. Minnesota (1.24)
34. Iowa (0.91)
35. Oregon (0.68).

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16391_Page4.html
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