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New Yorkers More Generous Than Bostonians: Report

The report ranked the top 10 most generous cities based on property crimes, volunteerism, charitable contributions, and credit card debt.

Downtown Boston. Credit: Jeremiah True via Flickr
Downtown Boston. Credit: Jeremiah True via Flickr
New Yorkers are more generous than Bostonians, according to a new report.

CreditDonkey.com ranked the top 10 most generous cities based on property crimes, volunteerism, charitable contributions, and credit card debt. New York came out on top, while Boston was No. 2.

"New Yorkers prefer to donate money rather than time," the report found. "The city has the lowest volunteer rate on the list, but it’s in a state with the highest per-capita financial donation rate. To boot, the property crime rate is the lowest on the list, meaning that most people here know that stealing doesn’t exactly elevate your reputation as a good person."

It reported the following statistics for New York:
  • Property crimes per 100,000: 1,705
  • Volunteer rate: 18.3%
  • State charitable contributions per capita: $699
  • Credit card debt per person: $2,616
On Boston, the report said: "Although wallets are a little more tightly closed in Boston than in New York when it comes to monetary donations (perhaps that’s because the credit card debt per person is about 17% higher here), Bostonians are way better at volunteering their time, which is just as valuable."

It reported the following statistics for Boston:
  • Property crimes per 100,000: 1,984
  • Volunteer rate: 27.2%
  • State charitable contributions per capita: $561
  • Credit card debt per person: $3,068
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Joe Veno May 02, 2014 at 05:24 AM
What a bunch of crap this is !
Carrie July 11, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Mass does not have as much money to donate because actually the state takes from us and gives to various groups itself. We have an endless amount of taxes and fees we have to pay.

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