Statistics on the Homeless In Rhode Island
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Below is an infographic illustrating the increase in homelessness from 2007-2012. These numbers reflect the number of different people who needed shelter throughout a year, and thus differ from the point-in-time count, which measures how many people are homeless on a given day.
Annual numbers represent the total number of individuals who entered the homeless shelter system in a given year. The graph below breaks this population into subgroups. Right click to view at a larger size.
Background on the Statistics
The statistics presented above were collected using
the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). For these graphs and
charts we have counted only those unique individuals who have utilized
an emergency shelter or transitional housing program during the given
time period. These figures do not include others who might be considered
to be homeless, including those sleeping out of doors or those
involuntarily doubled-up with friends or family.