Survey Finds Homeless Numbers Drop Countywide

The number of homeless living in Los Angeles County on a given night has dropped significantly over the past two years.

That's according to a new survey.

But the study found more homeless are concentrated in downtown's
Skid Row.

Across Los Angeles County, the number of homeless dropped from
88,000 in 2005 to 74,000 this year.

The number of people sleeping on Skid Row jumped 40 percent from
2005 to 5,100.

More than 50 percent of the county's homeless are African Americans.

Nearly a quarter are Latinos and about 12 percent are military veterans.


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