Hate crime: a rough
"Transgender street youth are one of the least studied
populations of sexually exploited youth. Only a few studies exist that provide
beginning estimates of their number (San Francisco Human Rights Commission,
1994; Xavier, 2000) but, unfortunately, even these studies do not provide
estimates of the number of such youth living on the streets at the present
time. However, and on the basis of both
consultations with knowledgeable
experts and transgender youth living on the streets, we have put a "place
holder" number of 3,000 in the table, albeit their numbers across the
country are believed to be much higher."
Estes and Neil Alan Weiner, "The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the
U.S., Canada and Mexico" University of Pennsylvania, 2001-2002.
2010 hate crimes
Note: Officials caution against comparing crime stats
between cities or states because of variations in reporting patterns. Actual
occurrences of hate crimes are likely undercounted but these reports provide
some documentation. These figures, as collected in the FBI's unified crime reports, are offered as a brief snapshot but not a complete picture of the issue.
Race: 30 / 57
Religion: 2 / 12
Orientation: 7 / 12
Ethnicity: 4 / 17
Disability: 0 / 0
*From a reporting population base of 822,211
The FBI received 6,624 reports of single-bias hate crimes in
2010. The percentage breakdown attributed to particular biases is as follows:
The 1,277 incidents recorded nationally pertaining to hate
crimes thought to be based on sexual orientation
include 1,470 separate documented offenses against 1,528 victims perpetuated by
at least 1,516 known offenders.
Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reports
-At least one transgender person is murdered
every month; several more are assaulted.
-55 percent of transgender youth report being
-Nearly hald of young
transgender people have seriously thought about taking their lives, and one quarter report having made a suicide attempt.
-More than half of transgender and gender
non-conforming people who were bullied, harassed or assaulted in school because
of their gender have attempted suicide.
Note: The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation