Homelessness – Facts & Statistics

We thought we’d share some of the statistics we’ve unearthed about homelessness, and in particular London’s homeless crisis.  

homeless people slept on London’s Streets in 2015, more than double the number for 2010.*
Just 13% of Londoners feel enough is being done to tackle homelessness.*
25% of England’s homeless people are in Westminster. People are often drawn to central London because of opportunities and the prospect of starting their lives afresh.**
In the first 3 quarters of 2015 – 23,178 homeless applications were made to London Local Authorities.***
Rough sleeping in England is up 55% in 5 years due to shortages of housing, and the ongoing effects of the economic downturn.**
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The average life expectancy of a homeless person is just 47 years, 30 years below the UK national average ****
A homeless rough sleeper is 35 times more likely to commit suicide than the average person.****



* Centrepoint

** The Connection

*** Homeless Link

**** StreetsOfLondon