Fraud, bribery, witness tampering, and embezzlement may boost big screen box-office sales, but corruption crimes aren't good for the cities that rank high on a new report based on Department of Justice data.
Find out where your city ranked on the list, according to a study released Monday by the University of Illinois at Chicago. (To see the study, click on "Corruption in Chicago and Illinois.") The study was based on the Justice Department data over a 47-year period.
Here are the five districts that led all 93 federal judicial districts for federal public corruption convictions in the U.S. from 1976 to 2017.
5. Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., had a total 1,159 federal public corruption convictions from 1976 to 2017. The city ranked No. 4 in 2016.
There were 1,165 federal corruption convictions in Miami from 1976 to 2017. It ranked No. 5 in 2016.
3. Manhattan, New York
Manhattan saw 1,327 federal public corruption convictions from 1976 to 2017. It held its rank from the prior year.
2. Los Angeles
In Los Angeles, there were 1,534 federal public corruption convictions between 1976 and 2017. It's rank was unchanged from 2016.
Chicago came in as the most corrupt city in the U.S. from 1976 to 2017. There were 1,731 public federal corruption convictions over the 47-year period. It was also ranked No. 1 in corruption in 2016.