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Introduction

In common with most cities, Plymouth is faced with pockets of poverty and deprivation. Poverty is not just an issue of low income. It can be related to many other issues such as poor housing, lower educational outcomes and lower healthy life expectancy or a higher risk of long-term illness.

Approximately 11,700 (22 per cent) children currently live in poverty in the city. In some more deprived areas of the city, over half of children are estimated to be living in poverty. A more detailed profile of child poverty and the current plan can be found in the Child Poverty Needs Assessment.

Levels of crime in Plymouth remain relatively low at 67.3 crimes per 1,000 resident population compared to similar areas at 79.63 per 1,000 residents. Overall crime has seen a decreasing trend in Plymouth over the last five years. More information on levels of crime and other issues of community safety can be found in the Plymouth Report.

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DATA Play 8 - Housing and social enterprise

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