The most corrupt states, in a beautiful graphic
The Daily Beast web site compiled a list of the most corrupt states in the United States. Since corruption is highly correlated with deception, these states are likely the most deceptive, as well, at least when using deception in a negative sense. (The writers did not look at the number of professions that use principles of deception, such as attorneys, advertising professionals, or soccer players pretending to be injured.)
The Daily Beast focused on criminal deception by looking at state government, examining a decade’s worth of federal data on corruption, racketeering, extortion, forgery, counterfeiting, fraud, and embezzlement.
So has your state been honored? The states judged the worst in corruption are:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
See why at The Most Corrupt States gallery>>