The Homeless Die Decades Sooner
Homeless people die 30 years younger than the national average according to research from the past ten years. An earlier report out of London found an average homeless person has a life expectancy of 47, compared with 77 for the rest of the population.
Researchers found that homeless people are nine times more likely to commit suicide than the rest of the population and deaths as a result of traffic accidents are three times more common.
Leslie Morphy, chief executive of Crisis said, "It is shocking, but not surprising, that homeless people are dying much younger than the general population."
"Life on the streets is harsh and the stress of
being homeless is clearly taking its toll."