The Truth About Corruption

Lee Sigelman and John Sides team up to construct a graph plotting the “total number of public corruption convictions from 1997 to 2006 per 100,000 residents.”

As we can see here clearly, Illinois, though more corrupt than average, isn’t close to the top. Louisiana is a lot more corrupt than Mississippi which is a lot more corrupt than Kentucky which is substantially more corrupt than Alabama. After Alabama things get closer packed.