This is a report prepared by the National Coalition for the Homeless.
Reported incidents of attacks against homeless men and women have reached their highest level in years, according to a study by the National Coalition for the Homeless. NCHâ€™s report, Hate, Violence, and Death on Main Street USA: A Report on Hate Crimes and Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness 2006, details the 142 violent crimes, against homeless individuals in the past year, the highest number of incidents since NCHâ€™s annual study began in 1999. Attacks have increased 65% from last year, and over 170% since five years ago. This yearâ€™s attacks, which include beatings, stabbings, burnings, and rape resulted in 20 fatalities
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