A NEW report released Wednesday shows that 265 transgender people became victims of violent killings across the world over the last 12 months. In total, since January 2008 the murders of 1083 trans people have been reported.
The March 2012 update reveals a total of 816 reported killings of trans people in 55 countries worldwide from January 1st 2008 to December 31st 2011. The update shows an exponential increase in reported killings of trans people over the last four years. In 2008, 141 cases were reported, in 2009 213 cases, in 2010 214 cases, and in 2011 a shocking number of 248. These are mainly the reported cases that could be found through Internet research and cooperation with trans organizations and activists. >>>