Rough sleeping statistics autumn 2017, England (revised)

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This is an extract from a report by GovUK.

This publication provides information on the single night snapshot of rough sleeping that is taken annually in England using street counts and intelligence-driven estimates.

  • The autumn 2017 total number of rough sleepers counted and estimated was 4,751.
  • That was up 617, or 15% from the autumn 2016 total of 4,134.
  • The number of rough sleepers increased by 173, or 18% in London and 444 or 14% in the rest of England since autumn 2016.
  • London represented 24% of the England total rough sleepers in autumn 2017. This is up from 23% of the England total in autumn 2016.
  • 14% of rough sleepers were women, 20% were non-UK nationals and 8% were under 25 years old.

Rough sleeping

Local authorities’ counts and estimates show that 4,751 people slept rough in England on a snapshot night in autumn 2017. This is up 617 (15%) from the autumn 2016 total of 4,134.

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