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Number of homeless in So. Nevada keeps dropping

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -

Officials say the number of people homeless in Clark County keeps falling from its peak in 2009.

Authorities say they counted 7,355 homeless people during a two-day census in January. That included more than 3,000 people living on the streets.

That number is down 22 percent over the past two years.

Tyrone Thompson of the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Commission says data show there's been significant progress to address homelessness, but much more needs to be done.

Clark County's homeless population peaked at more than 13,000 people in 2009. That number has dropped nearly 45 percent since then.

The census estimates nearly 34,000 people in southern Nevada experienced homelessness at some point during the previous year.

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