Violence against homeless people on the rise – via Think Progress

“Violence against homeless people has been increasing recently, according to a new report.

“Earlier this year, a survey of 250 homeless people living in South Florida conducted by the Task Force For Ending Homelessness found that more than 4 in 10 women (44 percent) and 3 in 10 men (34 percent) have been victims of violent attacks since living on the streets. ‘I have heard more reports of assaults in the last six months than I ever have,’ the group’s CEO, Lorraine Wilby, told the Orlando Sentinel, noting that most were not random acts of violence, but robberies of what small possessions people carried with them.”

See full article here: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/09/10/2592991/homeless-violence-increasing/

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