Homeless deaths in 2018 rise at highest level – ONS

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Charities call for urgent investigation after 22% rise in recorded homeless deaths

A record number of homeless people died last year, marking the biggest increase in deaths since reporting began, official data shows.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show an estimated 726 homeless people died in England and Wales in 2018. This is a 22% rise from 2017 and the highest surge since the data was first collected in 2013.

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