Shocking scenes in Los Angeles as homeless smoke drugs on the streets, tents litter the downtown area and hawkers sell stolen goods

August 14, 2023

There are currently an estimated 42,260 people sleeping rough in the City of Angels - a startling 10 percent rise compared to just last year, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority reported. The city of Los Angeles saw an estimated 10 percent rise to a total of 46,260 people. Bass is the 43rd Mayor of Los Angeles who is the first woman and second African American elected to the city's chief executive. Workers from the non-profit Homeless Health Care Los Angeles also carry naloxone, a medicine commonly known as Narcan, that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Set over four square miles, there are 4,400 homeless people in Skid Row, with 2,695 unsheltered, according to the 2022 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.

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