Doh! Mathematically Clueless City Causes Homeless Attacks

The stabbing of a 23 year-old woman by a homeless man in the Outer Sunset has got people thinking: could there be so many more homeless people wandering around the City now because we kicked them out of the park?

As we roust them out of their favorite hang-outs, do we have enough places to put them to avoid this kind of violent confrontation? Short answer: no. San Francisco has twice as many homeless people on “the street” as it does shelter beds.

These numbers are based on the City's own estimates: it just doesn't seem to've compared the two.

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