Trends in rough sleeping in England since 2010.Jump to full report >>
Since 2010, local authorities have estimated rough sleeper numbers through either a count or an estimate based on contact with local organisations.
In autumn 2017 there were an estimated 4,751 rough sleepers in England. This is the highest figure since 2010 and is a 15% increase on the previous year.
1,137 of these rough sleepers were in Greater London (24% of the England total).
Commons Briefing papers SN02647
Authors: Cassie Barton; Lydia Jackson