No one knows how many homeless people there are. Countries define homelessness differently; count only those sleeping rough and in shelters on one night night in a year; struggle to estimate those camping with friends or family and living in bad housing or places not meant to be homes.
But what’s clear is the number is increasing.
If we don’t know how many there were, don’t know how many there are, then how can we know the number is increasing?
Oh, yeah, sorry, forgot myself. Guardian and numbers, ’nuff said.