SAN JOSE (KCBS) — While Silicon Valley is known for its high tech entrepreneurs who are making millions of dollars, the latest numbers show that the homeless population in San Jose has grown by about 20 percent since 2011. That increase is visibly evident in an area known as “The Jungle”—arguably the largest homeless encampment in the nation.
Walking though the Jungle, which spreads across almost 70 acres, is quite an experience. It stretches about one and half miles starting at the San Jose Flea Market running along Story Road on the banks of Coyote Creek and the Guadalupe River.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested After Brutal San Francisco North Beach Assault of Asian American Couple
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