New Jersey is far more corrupt than the average state, but it's not among the five most corrupt in the country, according to a report on WashingtonPost.com.
The report examined corruption using several sets of statistics and while the Garden State was comfortably in the top 10 in all but one of the categories, several states fared measurably worse.
For example, the Center For Public Integrity gave New Jersey a grade of C-. Their report tracked 330 separate ethics, transparency and accountability metrics in each state. Seven states earned an F.
From 1998-2007, 418 New Jersey public officials ...