The report presents the evolution of sociodemographic characteristics of people who have slept in the streets of Barcelona between 2008 and 2018.

For the first time, the City Council of Barcelona has gathered and analyzed the data of the 2,452 people that were detected sleeping in the streets of the city throughout 2018. The report ‘Who is sleeping in the streets in Barcelona?’ tries to explain who are these people, their gender, age and origin, with the objective of obtaining a sociodemographic portrait to promote prevention policies and to improve homeless care services of the city.

The data offered by the report do not refer to a sample but to all people detected and contacted by the City Council’s outreach teams for a whole year. It is the first study of these characteristics that is carried out in the city.

Title:

Who’s sleeping rough in Barcelona? Characteristics of homeless people in the city according to data from municipal public space social intervention teams

Link:

https://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/dretssocials/sites/default/files/arxius-documents/qui-dorm-al-carrer-bcn-en.pdf

Citation:

Sales, Albert (2019). Who’s sleeping rough in Barcelona? Characteristics of homeless people in the city according to data from municipal public space social intervention teams. Àrea de Drets Socials de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona, Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona