"In April 2009 the international NGO Transgender Europe (TGEU) in cooperation with the multi-lingual scientific Online-Magazine 'Liminalis - a Journal for Sex/Gender Emancipation and Resistance' started a new research project on collecting, monitoring, and analyzing reports of murdered trans people on a worldwide scale. The first step of this ongoing research project is the so called Trans Murder Monitoring Project, the preliminary results of which are published here at this early stage of the project in order to inform about the project and to win supporters and cooperation partners."
These very preliminary results have revealed 121 cases of reported murdered trans people in 2008 worldwide. From January 2009 to June 2009 already 83 cases of murdered trans people have been reported worldwide. The preliminary results show furthermore that the number of reports of murdered trans people is increasing in the last years. Since the beginning of 2008 the murder of a trans person is reported every third day, on average.