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.”

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