“In a number of cities across the United States, they are doing the maths.
They discovered to their astonishment that leaving rough sleepers on the street costs a fortune.
In Boston a research study found that a group of 119 rough sleepers had been admitted to hospital 18,834 times in five years at the cost of $32,000 each a year.
In San Diego a similar exercise with 15 of their homeless revealed a bill of $3 million over an 18-month period.
In Reno, Nevada, one ten-year veteran rough sleeper had cost the city a cool $1 million with absolutely no improvement to his way of life.
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