Bloomberg said that suggests the city is "more compassionate," the New York Post reported. He said on his weekly radio program on WOR-AM about 1-in-2,500 New Yorkers is without shelter, compared to 1-in-250 in Los Angeles, 1-in-290 in San Francisco, 1-in-300 in Seattle and 1-in-800 in Miami.
"So we're three to 10 times more compassionate as the other cities, if you use that as a measure of compassionate and assuming everybody's measurements are the same," Bloomberg said.
On Tuesday, the city housed 48,834 people in shelters Tuesday, the Post said, a record for New York. The city says 3,262 people were on the streets in 2012, down from a high of 4,395 in 2006 and up from 2,648 in 2011.