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Over 200% more rough sleepers in Derbyshire than in 2010

Rough sleeping across Derbyshire has increased by 288% in the last eight years, according to new figures.

They showed on average in Chesterfield-18 homeless people slept outside in 2018, compared to just 10 at the same time back in 2010. 

In the East Midlands, an increase of 14% from 2017 saw 358 people sleeping rough in autumn last year

The number of people sleeping rough across England in autumn last year was estimated at 4,667, according to new statistics released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

This represented a 2% fall from autumn 2017, from 4,751 people, the first time the number of people sleeping rough has fallen year-on-year since comparable records began in 2010.

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