Reader’s Digest did an experiment by dropping 12 wallets containing a phone number, cash and other personal items in public spaces in 16 cities
In Helsinki, 11 of the 12 wallets made their way back, while in Lisbon, only one wallet was returned. Mumbai, India was on the 2nd place with 9 out of 12 wallets returned and New York on the 4th.
“Least honest: Lisbon, Portugal
Wallets returned: 1 out of 12. A couple in their sixties spotted our wallet and immediately called us. Interestingly, our reporter learned that the two weren’t from Lisbon at all—they were visiting from Holland. The remaining eleven wallets were taken, money and all.”