L.A. County’s homeless population is growing — but not as fast as they’re dying – Los Angeles Times

L.A. County’s homeless population is growing — but not as fast as they’re dying – Los Angeles Times

A record number of homeless people are dying across Los Angeles County — on bus benches, hillsides, railroad tracks and sidewalks.

Last year alone, 918 people died. And in the last five years, deaths have jumped 76%, outpacing the growth of the homeless population, according to an analysis of county coroner data by Kaiser Health News.

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