Report ranks Indianapolis as 12th neediest city in the US

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A new report shows Indianapolis is one of the neediest cities in the United States.

The report from the personal-finance website WalletHub compared the 150 most populated cities based on 21 key indicators of economic disadvantage, such as child poverty, food insecurity and uninsured rates.

The Circle City was ranked as one of the top 15 neediest cities in the nation. It ranked 12th ahead of Chicago, Cincinnati and St. Louis.

The study also named Indianapolis as a city with the 12th worst crime rates. Just behind that, it ranked 13th in homelessness and 16th in food security.

The only Midwest cities ranking higher than Indianapolis were Cleveland, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan, which was ranked the number one neediest city in the entire country.

This report follows a study into the country’s most charitable states, in which Indiana ranked 29th.

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