Newly released data shows the homeless population in downtown San Diego is the highest it has ever been since January 2012, according to a report from the Downtown San Diego Partnership.
The report indicates that in 2016 there were an average of 1,073 homeless people present in each neighborhood of downtown San Diego per a month, compared to an average of 582 homeless people for the year of 2012.
That data would suggest the average population size of homeless people living in downtown San Diego has nearly doubled in the past four years.
There were an average of 714 homeless people in downtown San Diego per month in 2015, 606 in 2014, 548 in 2013 and 582 in 2012, according to the Downtown San Diego Partnership.
Those numbers showed how many homeless people were present in the neighborhoods including East Village, Core, Columbia, Marina, Cortex and Gaslamp.
There was also an increase in the number of homeless people staying with the Connections Housing facility located on 6th Avenue and A Street. In 2016, an average of 128 homeless people took shelter there each month, compared to 91 in 2015, according to the report.