Rough sleeping rises in nearly all England’s major cities

Estimated number of rough sleepers rose 13% in London and 60% in Birmingham

Rough sleeping rose in almost all England’s major cities last year, and across five of its nine regions, according to official figures.

The estimated number of rough sleepers rose by 13% in London, 60% in Birmingham, and 31% in Manchester. The place with the largest number of rough sleepers was Westminster, where 306 people were on the streets on the night of the survey, up by 41%.

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