London’s rough sleepers rise by a third in 12 months

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London’s rough sleepers rise by a third in 12 months

The number of people sleeping on London’s streets has gone up by more than a third in 12 months - twice the rate of the rest of England. 

The Department for Communities and Local Government says homelessness in the capital rose by 37 per cent between 2013-14.

That’s compared to a rise of 14 per cent across the rest of the country.

Since 2010, rough sleeping in London has soared by 79 per cent with the average age of death for a homeless person just 47.

More than 740 people were reported by local councils as sleeping rough in the capital on any one night last year.

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