ONS reveals the number of people dying homeless
20 December 2018
Office for National Statistics published today their first estimates of deaths of homeless people in England and Wales.
These experimental estimates have been compiled from a rigorous review of death records and the use of statistical modelling to predict how many additional cases exist that our review could not identify individually.
Work began on these figures after the UK Statistics Authority November 2017 with a published paper reviewing the public value of statistics on housing and planning. This information will also support the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, which came into effect on 3rd April 2018.