Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mapping Sin

Wired Magazine reports about a study of sin and geography. Researches at Kansas State made maps of where sin takes place in the US by creating statistical measures of sins like "Wrath" by looking at data like "Number of violent crimes per capita." They the made maps of the data.

Red in more "sinful"--golden-brown is more saintly...

Average income compared with number of people living below the poverty line.

Total thefts (robbery, burglary, larceny, and grand theft auto) per capita.

Number of violent crimes (murder, assault, and rape) per capita.

Expenditures on art, entertainment, and recreation compared with employment.

Number of fast-food restaurants per capita.

Number of STD cases reported per capita.

Aggregate of the other six offenses—-because pride is the root of all sin.

Hmm. The deep South doesn't do so well!


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