Florida is the most dangerous state
Florida was the deadliest place to be homeless in the United States last year, according to a report from the National Coalition for the Homeless.
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The state had more violent and fatal attacks than any other state, the report says. Nationally, the homeless coalition recorded 20 fatal attacks and a total of 142 reported violent acts against the homeless. Eight of the deaths were in Florida, including two in Orlando. Other deaths occurred in Bunnell, Deland, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Ruskin and West Palm Beach. Other violent acts occurred in Bradenton, Charlotte County, Fort Myers, Gibsonton, Kissimmee, Lauderhill, Manatee County, Merritt Island, Port Charlotte, Riviera Beach and Tampa.
Read the report, entitled Hate, Violence, and Death on Main Street USA, here.