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Published Thursday, January 31, 2019

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 2018 there were an estimated 4,677 rough sleepers in England. This is a 2% decrease on the previous year but a 165% increase on 2010.

Estimated number of rough sleepers, England Autumn 2010-2018

1,283 of these rough sleepers were in Greater London (27% of the England total).

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

Commons Briefing papers SN02647

Author: Cassie Barton

Topic: Homelessness

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