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By Kim Harris
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New data shows overall decreases in Riverside County homelessness


Last updated 5/4/2018 at 10:08am

Mylena Matheny

While the number of homeless is on the rise in many southwest Riverside County cities, the number of homeless within the county has dropped overall, according to data released last week by the county following its annual "point in time" count of homeless, which took place Jan. 23.

The number of homeless people in Riverside County decreased by 4 percent overall compared to the 2017 count. This year's count totaled 2,310 adults and children, compared to 2,406 in 2017. Of those homeless, 99 were veterans, 486 were due to drug use, 321 were due to mental health issues and 387 were chronically...

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Reader Comments

KennyMayes writes:

Wildomar's count was conducted by 2 city staffers, got to wonder how accurate it really was. Emails obtained show that volunteers were turned away from helping with the count in the city.


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