There are about 5,789 people visibly living on the streets in Quebec — about 76 people for every 100,000 residents, according to results of a headcount that took place last spring in the province.

In Montreal alone, the number stood at 3,149 — a slight increase compared to the last count at 3,016 people.

“Visible” homelessness refers to people who went to emergency shelters, transition homes or spent the night outside during the official count on April 24, 2018.