Three people die every day from homelessness in LA. Illness, addiction, accidents, suicide, and the ravages of being unsheltered are among the primary causes of death. In fact, more people die from hypothermia in LA than in New York and San Francisco combined.
More than 1,000 people devastated by homelessness are expected to die on our sidewalks, along riverbeds, and in tents, parks, shelters, vehicles, motels, and hospitals in 2019.
The average age of death is 51.
10 times as many people died of complications of homelessness in Los Angeles than died of natural disasters, including fires, in all of California.