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Rough sleeping in England: Social Indicators page

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Trends in rough sleeping in England since 2010.

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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.

Estimated number of rough sleepers (England)

1,137 of these rough sleepers were in Greater London (24% of the England total).

Local authorities with the highest numbers of rough sleepers (click to enlarge)

Commons Briefing papers SN02647

Authors: Cassie Barton; Lydia Jackson

Topic: Homelessness

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