Physical and Sexual Violence Rates for Homeless Many Times Higher Than Housed

The murder in Toronto of Bly ‘California’ Markis, 33, a homeless woman, in late April 2007, focused attention on the violence that people who are homeless suffer on the streets. People who are homeless face high rates of physical and sexual violence, according to research from Toronto, Canada, the United States and Europe. This backgrounder provides information on violence and the homeless.

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Shapcott, Michael
Toronto, ON, Canada