The 11 Most Dishonest Cities in America

A Dime Saved
3 min readJun 16, 2024

Picture this: you find a stack of cash. Do you pocket the unexpected windfall, or do you take the noble route and hand it into the police?

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In this scenario, a significant 47% of Americans admit they would keep the found money, assuming no one saw their stroke of luck. Interestingly, gender doesn’t play a big role, with both women (47.4%) and men (46.6%) expressing similar inclinations to be tempted by the cash.

As we explore these findings, it encourages a personal reflection: What would you do in the unexpected dilemma of finding money on the street? This situation not only invites us to consider the moral aspect but also emphasizes the importance of thinking about potential legal implications before making a decision.

Let’s take a quick tour of the honest thoughts of different cities. Discover which cities are more likely to hand in found money and which ones may have a soft spot for “finders keepers.”

A recent survey found which of America’s cities are the most dishonest.

Detroit, Michigan: 62%

This common perception encourages the desire to keep money, which is found to be an unexpected blessing.

The city of Detroit’s ongoing economic difficulties foster a mindset in which finding money is viewed as a…