The Truth Behind Transgender Homicide

UPDATED JANUARY 2015

Transgender homicide in the United States is mainly attributed to the dangers of illegal street prostitution in low income or poverty stricken areas.


This article classifies transgender individuals by the GLAAD association definition:

Transgender (adj.) An umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth. People under the transgender umbrella may describe themselves using one or more of a wide variety of terms – including transgender.

For more detailed information about transgenders:
Wikipedia
NCTE Association
Urban Dictionary
Dictionary.com

For a full glossary of terms in the transgender community:
Transwhat.org Glossary


A recent trend of articles written by various sources have been alerting the public on a sensational death toll of transgender murders in the United States.

New York Times, “Seventeen Transgender Killings Contrast With Growing Visibility.”
Democracy Now!, “A State of Emergency”: At Least 17 Transgender Women Have Been Murdered This Year.”
PinkNews, “Laverne Cox declares ‘state of emergency’ due to trans murders.”-
CBS News, “Homicides of transgender women in U.S. reach alarming high.”
Washington Post, “Transgender killings on the rise: This is just so crazy”
PlanetTransgender.com, “A Transgender person is being murdered every 29 hours. Can you stop killing us for just one week?”

These articles have extreme headlines and content that lead us to assume transgender individuals are being murdered in malicious hate crimes at an alarming rate.

The actual data proves these headlines and articles are not only misleading, but exacerbated with false information.


As of 2015, there are approximately 1,595,000 transgender individuals living in the United States.*
(Using a .5% estimate.)

*(The National Center for Transgender Equality estimates between .25%-1% of the United States population is transsexual. Independent Research estimates the transgender population to be between .4%-.5% of the United States population. This number is based on the 2014 census estimate of 318,900,000 individuals living in the United States.)**


2010 – 2015 United States Transgender Homicide Data:

On average, approximately 14 transgender individuals (.0008% of the total population) are reported murdered each year.
(14 out of 1,595,000) (1:123,929) (2010 – 2015)

The FBI reported approximately 14,215 murders took place in the United States in 2013.
(The 2013 data is the most recent data available.) (Source)

Transgender homicide accounts for approximately .1% of all murders annually in the United States.
(14 out of 14,215) (1:1015)

0% of reported transgender homicides were ruled a hate crime over the past 6 years. (Full homicide breakdown)
(2010 – 2015)

Victims identified in all reported transgender homicides:
-75.31% of victims are black.
-59.26% of victims are between the ages of 18-30.
-40.74% were prostitution related homicide.

Suspects identified in all reported transgender homicides:
-64.2% of offenders are male. (34.57% are unknown, most likely male totaling 98.77%)
-48.15% of offenders are black. (32.1% are unknown, a majority of the unknown suspects are likely to be black due to the neighborhood demographics of the crime locations.)
-13.58% of offenders are Hispanic/Latino.
-4.94% of offenders are white.
-40.74% of offenders are between the ages of 18-30. (38.27% unknown age.)

While identifying as a transgender individual is not specific to any race, there is a clear correlation between race, as well as age, profession, and poverty when it comes to transgender homicide in the United States.

Over the past six years, a majority of transgender homicide cases involved:
-Black victims between 18-30 years old.
-Black offenders between 18-30 years old.
-Both parties involved in illegal street prostitution.
-Both parties lived in low income to poverty stricken areas.

Approximately 14 transgender homicides occur each year in the United States. A majority of these homicides are attributed to the dangers of illegal street prostitution in low income or poverty stricken areas.


**(NOTE: There are numerous discrepancies in many articles and published studies concerning the term transgender and transsexual. Even the NCTE FAQ page interchanges the term, asking, “How many transgender people are there?” only to respond with, “NCTE estimates that between ¼ and 1% of the population is transsexual.” This type of erroneous wording creates confusion in understanding the various orientation terms that fall under the transgender classification.)


2010 – 2015 Transgender Homicide Data

UPDATED JANUARY 2015

2010 – 2015 Transgender Homicide Data Summary:

On average, approximately 14 transgender individuals are murdered each year.
Based on all reported transgender homicides from 2010 to 2015. (13.5 average.)

Transgender Homicide, Deaths Pear Year:
2015: 23 (source)
2014: 11 (source)
2013: 15 (source)
2012: 14 (source)
2011: 8 (source)
2010: 10 (source)

Victims identified in all reported transgender homicides:
-75.31% of victims are black.
-14.81% of victims are hispanic.
-4.94% of victims are white.
-59.26% of victims are between the ages of 18-30.
-40.74% were prostitution related homicide.

Suspects identified in all reported transgender homicides:
-64.2% of offenders are male. (34.57% are unknown, most likely male totaling 98.77%)
-48.15% of offenders are black. (32.1% are unknown, a majority of the unknown suspects are likely to be black due to the neighborhood demographics of the crime location.)
-40.74% of offenders are between the ages of 18-30. (38.27% unknown age.)

2010 – 2015 Transgender Deaths: (81) Individuals
Prostitution Related Homicide: 33 (40.74%)
Homicide: 26 (32.1%)
Domestic Homicide: 11 (13.58%)
Robbery Homicide: 7 (8.64%)
Gang Homicide: 1 (1.23%)
Arson Homicide: 1 (1.23%)
Mentally Ill Homicide: 1 (1.23%)
Criminal: 1 (1.23%)

2010 – 2015 Transgender Deaths By Race: (81) Individuals
Black: 61 (75.31%)
Hispanic/Latino: 12 (14.81%)
White: 4 (4.94%)
Asian: 2 (2.47%)
Mixed Race: 1 (1.23%)
Unknown: 1 (1.23%)

2010 – 2015 Transgender Deaths By Age: (81) Individuals
18- (Minor): 1 (1.23%)
18-30: 48 (59.26%)
31-40: 18 (22.22%)
41+: 11 (13.58%)
Unknown: 3 (3.7%)

2010 – 2015 Offenders By Gender: (81) Individuals
Male: 52 (64.2%)
Unknown: 28 (34.57%)
Female: 1 (1.23%)

2010 – 2015 Offenders By Race: (81) Individuals
Black: 39 (48.15%)
Unknown: 26 (32.1%)
Hispanic/Latino: 11 (13.58%)
White: 4 (4.94%)
Mixed Race: 1 (1.23%)

2010 – 2015 Offenders By Age: (81) Individuals
18- (Minor): 1 (1.23%)
18-30: 33 (40.74%)
31-40: 7 (8.64%)
41+: 9 (11.11%)
Unknown: 31 (38.27%)


2015 Transgender Deaths: (23) Individuals

Homicide: 9 (39.13%)
-Keyshia Blige, 33, Black – Murdered. Shot while driving. Motive/Suspect TBD. Shooting deemed not random.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source)
-Jasmine Collins, 32, Black – Stabbed to death. Started a physical altercation that was fatal.
(O: B/F/33) (source) (source) (source)
-Tamara Dominguez, 36, Hispanic/Latino – Murdered. Run over multiple times. Motive/Suspect TBD.
(O: U/U/U) (source)
-Papi Edwards, 20, Black – Shot and killed at a hotel, motive still unknown. (Possible prostitute, data inconclusive.)
(O: B/M/20) (source) (source) (source) (source)
-K.C. Haggard, 66, Black – Stabbed outside at night. Police and FBI are TBD on findings.
(O: H/M/30’s) (source) (source) (source) (source)
-Taja Gabrielle de Jesus, 36, Black – Murdered. Stabbed by a male suspect who was found dead one day later from suicide. Motive unknown.
(O: B/M/49) (source) (source)
-Shade Schuler, 22, Black – Body found decomposing. (Suspected prostitute, data inconclusive.) (O: U/U/U) (source)
-Mercedes Williamson, 17, White – Killed by a Latin King Gang member who was friends with her 41 year old roommate.
(O: L/M/28) (source) (source) (source)
-Zella Ziona, 21, Black – Shot in the head by acquaintance. Motive unknown.
(O: B/M/20) (source) (source) (source)

Domestic Homicide: 7 (30.43%)
-Kandis Capri, 35, Black – Killed intervening a domestic altercation.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source) (source)
-London Kiki Chanel, 21, Black – Killed by roommate.
(O: B/M/31) (source)
-Brian Golec, 22, White – Stabbed to death by father. (Money and drugs related altercation.)
(O: W/M/52) (source) (source)
-Yazmin Vash Payne, 33, Black – Murdered by boyfriend.
(O: B/M/25) (source) (source)
-Kristina Gomez Reinwald, 46, Hispanic/Latino – Murdered in home. Ex-Con boyfriend is the main suspect and missing.
(O: U/M/U) (source) (source) (source) (source)
-Ty “Nunee” Underwood, 24, Black – Murdered by boyfriend.
(O: B/M/21) (source) (source) (source)
-Elisha Walker, 20, Black – Killed by boyfriend. Boyfriend was also a Latin King.
(O: L/M/23) (source) (source)

Prostitution Related Homicide: 4 (17.39%)
-Lamia Beard, 30, Black – Died of gunshot wounds around 4am, prostitute.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source) 
-India Clarke, 25, Black – Had an intimate relationship with killer. Was also a prostitute.
(O: B/M/18) (source) (source) (source)
-Amber Monroe, 20, Black – Killed in Detroit Red Light District, prostitute.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source) (source)
-Ashton O’Hara, 25, Black – Killed in Detroit Red Light District, prostitute.
(O: B/M/37) (source) (source)

Robbery Homicide: 2 (8.7%)
-Penny Proud, 22, Black – Shot and killed at 1:30am. Possible robbery target. (Additionally, possible prostitute, had prior drug and prostitution charges.)
(O: B/M/20’s) (source) (source) (source) (source)
-Kiesha Jenkins, 22, Black – Beaten, shot, killed and robbed. (Also a high earning prostitute, targeted at random in a high prostitution area by robbers.)
(O: U/M/U) (One assailant captured.) (source) (source) (source) (source)

Criminal: 1 (4.35%)
-Mya Shawatza Hall, 27, Black – Drove an SUV through an NSA gate. Was shot by government officials. (Was also a prior criminal, drug addict, and sex worker.) (O: NSA Government) (source) (source) (source)


2015 Results: (23) Individuals as of 9/18/2015

2015 Transgender Deaths, (23) Individuals
Homicide: 9 (39.13%)
Domestic Homicide: 7 (30.43%)
Prostitution Related Homicide: 4 (17.39%)
Robbery Homicide: 2 (8.7%)
Criminal: 1 (4.35%)

2015 Transgender Deaths By Race, (23) Individuals
Black: 19 (82.61%)
Hispanic/Latino: 2 (8.7%)
White: 2 (8.7%)

2015 Transgender Deaths By Age, (23) Individuals
18- (Minor): 1 (4.35%)
18-30: 14 (60.23%)
31-40: 6 (26.09%)
41+: 2 (8.7%)

2015 Offenders By Gender: (23) Individuals
Male: 15 (65.22%)
Unknown: 7 (30.43%)
Female: 1 (4.35%)

2015 Offenders By Race: (23) Individuals
Black: 10 (43.48%)
Unknown: 9 (39.13%)
Hispanic/Latino: 3 (13.04%)
White: 1 (4.35%)

2015 Offenders By Age: (23) Individuals
18- (Minor): 0 (0%)
18-30: 8 (34.78%)
31-40: 4 (17.39%)
41+: 2 (8.7%)
Unknown: 9 (39.13%)


2014 Transgender Deaths: (11)

Prostitution Related Homicide: 5 (45.45%)
-Candy Hall, 40, Black – Found beaten to death in a field, prostitution priors.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source) (source) (source)
-Mia Henderson, 26, Black – Found beaten to death in an alley, suspected prostitute.
(O: B/M/44) (source) (source) (source) (source)
-Zoraida Reyes, 28, Hispanic/Latino – Choked to death while prostituting.
(O: W/M/39) (source)
-Ashley (Tajshon) Sherman, 25, Black – Found shot in the head, 12 year old runaway with prostitution and commercial sex arrests. (O: U/U/U) (source) (source) (source)
-Unnamed, n/a, Black – Killed in Detroit Red Light District, suspected prostitute.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source) (source) (source) (source)

Robbery Homicide: 3 (27.27%)
-Tiffany Edwards, 28, Black – Shot to death and robbed, was also a prostitute.
(O: B/M/25) (source) (source) (source)
-Aniya Knee Parker, 47, Black – Shot execution style during an alleged robbery, narcotics also involved. (O: H/M/17) (source) (source) (source)
-Deshawnda “Tata” Sanchez, 21, Black – Fled a vehicle and was shot while seeking help.
(O: B/M/30) (source) (source)

Homicide:  2 (18.18%)
-Gizzy Fowler, 24, Black – Found shot dead with her car parked in a strangers driveway. The house was unoccupied. the time was 5:27am. (O: B/M/18) (source) (source) (source)
-Yaz’min Shancez, 31, Black – Burnt remains found behind a garbage bin at a rental facility.
(O: B/M/45) (source) (source)

Domestic Homicide: 1 (9.09%)
-Alejandra Leos, 20, Hispanic/Latino – Shot by boyfriend after a fight.
(O: B/M/21) (source) (source) (source)


2014 Results: (11)

2014 Transgender Deaths, (11) Individuals
Prostitution Related Homicide: 5 (45.45%)
Robbery Homicide: 3 (27.27%)
Homicide:  2 (18.18%)
Domestic Homicide: 1 (9.09%)

2014 Transgender Deaths By Race, (11) Individuals
Black: 9 (81.82%)
Hispanic/Latino: 2 (18.18%)

2014 Transgender Deaths By Age, (11) Individuals
18- (Minor): 0 (0%)
18-30: 7 (63.64%%)
31-40: 2 (18.18%)
41+: 1 (9.09%)
Unknown: 1 (9.09%)

2014 Offenders By Gender: (11)
Male: 8 (72.73%)
Unknown: 3 (27.27%)

2014 Offenders By Race: (11)
Black: 6 (54.55%)
Unknown: 3 (27.27%)
Hispanic/Latino: 1 (9.09%)
White: 1 (9.09%)

2014 Offenders By Age: (11)
18- (Minor): 1 (9.09%)
18-30: 4 (36.36%)
31-40: 1 (9.09%)
41+: 2 (18.18%)
Unknown: 3 (27.27%)


2013 Transgender Deaths: (15)

Homicide: 8 (53.33%)
-Amari Hill, 22, Black – Found shot dead in an alley.
(O: B/M/20’s) (source) (source)
-Artegus “Konyale” Madden, 34, Black – Found dead in her home shot in the neck.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source)
-Eyricka Morgan, 26, Black – Stabbed to death in a boarding house.
(O: B/M/21) (source) (source)
-Islan Nettles, 21, Black – Beaten to death on the street.
(O: B/M/21) (source) (source) (source)
-Betty Skinner, 52, White – Found dead in her senior apartment complex, blunt force trauma do the head. (O: U/U/U) (source) (source)
-Brittany-Nicole Kidd-Stergis, 22, Black – Found dead in her parked card outside a housing facility shot in the head. (O: B/M/19) (source) (source) (source)
-Kelly Young, 29, Black – Shot early in the morning in the 2200 block of Barclay Street.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source) (source) (source) (source)
-Unnamed, 53, Unknown – Found burnt inside a trash can.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source)

Prostitution Related Homicide: 4 (26.67%)
-Cemia “CeCe” Dove, 20, Black – Stabbed to death while prostituting.
(O: B/M/36) (source) (source) (source)
-Domonique Newburn, 31, Black – Found dead in her apartment, allegedly robbed and murdered while soliciting prostitution. (O: B/M/18) (source) (source) (source) (source)
-Ashley Sinclair, 30, Black – Found shot to death in a wooded area, history of prostitution convictions. (O: B/M/21) (source) (source) (source) (source)
-Diamond Williams, 31, Black – Killed and dismembered while prostituting.
(O: B/M/43) (source) (source) (source) (source)

Robbery Homicide: 2 (13.33%)
-Milan “Mimi” Boudreaux, 26, Black – Found murdered with her boyfriend in their home, robbed.
(O: B/M/20) (source) (source)
-Melony Smith, 26, Asian – Found dead in a hotel room, robbed.
(O: H/M/28) (source) (source)

Gang Homicide: 1 (6.67%)
-Evon “Ebony/Yung LT” Yung, 22, Black – Killed by male roommate for gang initiation, five charged. (O: B/M/27) (source) (source) (source) (source)


2013 Results: (15)

2013 Transgender Deaths, (15) Individuals
Homicide: 7 (46.67%)
Prostitution Related Homicide: 5 (33.33%)
Robbery Homicide: 2 (13.33%)
Gang Homicide: 1 (6.67%)

2013 Transgender Deaths By Race, (15) Individuals
Black: 12 (80%)
Asian: 1 (6.67%)
White: 1 (6.67%)
Unknown: 1 (6.67%)

2013 Transgender Deaths By Age, (15) Individuals
18- (Minor): 0 (0%)
18-30: 10 (66.67%)
31-40: 3 (20%)
41+: 2 (13.33%)

2013 Offenders By Gender: (15)
Male: 11 (73.33%)
Unknown: 4 (26.67%)

2013 Offenders By Race: (15)
Black: 10 (66.67%)
Unknown: 4 (26.67%)
Hispanic/Latino: 1 (6.67%)

2013 Offenders By Age: (15)
18- (Minor): 0 (0%)
18-30: 9 (60%)
31-40: 1 (6.67%)
41+: 1 (6.67%)
Unknown: 4 (26.67%)


2012 Transgender Deaths: (14)

Prostitution Related Homicide: 9 (69.23%)
-Paige Clay, 23, Black – Shot in the head, prostitute.
(O: U/U/U)  (source) (source) (source)
-Crain Conaway, 47, Black – Beat to death in a rented home, prostitute.
(O: B/M/29) (source)
-Lorena Escalera, 25, Hispanic/Latino – Killed in her apartment, prostitute.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source) (source)
-Tiffany Gooden, 19, Black – Stabbed to death in an abandon building, suspected prostitute. (O: U/U/U) (source) (source)
-Kendall Hampton, 26, Black – Shot and killed, prostitute.
(O: B/M/19) (source) (source)
-Rene “Rosita” Hidalgo Hernandez, N/A, Hispanic/Latino – Bludgeoned to dead in her home, prostitute. (O: H/M/31) (source) (source) (source)
-Tyrell Jackson, 23, Black – Shot and killed while prostituting.
(O: H/M/22) (source) (source) (source) (source)
-Deja Jones, 33, Black – Shot and killed, prostitute. Also served 5 years for manslaughter.
(O: U/U/U) (source)
-Coko Williams, 35, Black – Suspected prostitute.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source) (source)

Homicide: (23.08%)
-Kyra “Kruz” Cordova, 27, Mixed Race – Found in the woods shot dead.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source)
-Tracey Johnson, 40, Black – Found dead, assailant a suspected acquaintance.
(O: B/M/20’s) (source)
-Brandy Martell, 37, Black – Shot and killed in car.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source) (source) (source) (source)

Domestic Homicide: 1 (9.09%)
-Janette Tovar, 43, Hispanic/Latino – Beaten by boyfriend and subsequently died.
(O: W/M/29) (source) (source) (source)

Mentally Ill Homicide: 1 (7.69%)
-Deoni Jones, 23, Black – Stabbed by mentally ill individual.
(O: B/M/55) (source) (source)


2012 Results: (14)

2012 Transgender Deaths, (14) Individuals
Prostitution Related Homicide: 9 (64.29%)
Homicide: 3 (21.43%)
Mentally Ill Homicide: 1 (7.14%)
Domestic Homicide: 1 (7.14%)

2012 Transgender Deaths By Race, (14) Individuals
Black: 4 (71.43%)
Hispanic/Latino: 3 (21.43%)
White: 1 (7.14%)

2012 Transgender Deaths By Age, (14) Individuals
18- (Minor): 0 (0%)
18-30: 7 (50%)
31-40: 4 (28.57%)
41+: 2 (14.29%)
Unknown: 1 (7.14%)

2012 Offenders By Gender: (14)
Male: 7 (50%)
Unknown: 7 (50%)

2012 Offenders By Race: (14)
Unknown: 7 (50%)
Black: 4 (28.57%)
Hispanic/Latino: 2 (14.29%)
White: 1 (7.14%)

2012 Offenders By Age: (14)
18- (Minor): 0 (0%)
18-30: 5 (35.71%)
31-40: 1 (7.14%)
41+: 1 (7.14%)
Unknown: 7 (50%)


2011 Transgender Deaths: (8)

Prostitution Related Homicide: 4 (50%)
-Marcal Camero Tye, 25, Black – Shot in the head, possible prostitute.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source) (source)
-Nathan Eugene Davis, 44, Black – Shot to death, prostitute.
(O: B/M/20) (source) (source) (source)
-Lashai Mclean, 23, Black – Shot and killed in prostitution area, had priors for prostitution.
(O: B/M/U) (source) (source) (source) (source)
-Tyra Trent, 25, Black – Asphyxiated to death in the basement of an empty apartment, prostitute. (O: U/U/U) (source) (source)

Homicide: (25%)
-Gaurav “Gigi” Gopalan, 35, Asian – Bludgeoned to death in the early morning.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source) (source)
-Shelly Hilliard, 19, Black – Found burned and dismembered. Killed in retaliation after a law enforcement situation.
(O: B/M/19) (source) (source) (source) (source) (source) (source)

Domestic Homicide: 2 (25%)
-Krissy Bates, 24, White – Strangled and killed in her apartment by her boyfriend. Was also a prostitute. (O: M/M/41) (source) (source) (source)
-Camila Guzman, 38,Hispanic/Latino – Stabbed to death by boyfriend in her apartment.
(O: B/M/28) (source) (source) (source)


2011 Results: (8)

2011 Transgender Deaths, (8) Individuals
Prostitution Related Homicide: 4 (50%)
Homicide: 2 (25%)
Domestic Homicide: 2 (25%)

2011 Transgender Deaths By Race, (8) Individuals
Black: 5 (62.5%)
White:1 (12.5%)
Asian:1 (12.5%)
Hispanic/Latino: 1 (12.5%)

2011 Transgender Deaths By Age, (8) Individuals
18- (Minor): 0 (0%)
18-30: 5 (62.5%)
31-40: 2 (25%)
41+: 1 (12.5%)

2011 Offenders By Gender: (8)

Male: 5 (62.5%)
Unknown: 3 (37.5%)

2011 Offenders By Race: (8)
Black: 4 (50%)
Unknown: 3 (37.5%)
Mixed Race: 1 (12.5%)

2011 Offenders By Age: (8)
18- (Minor): 0 (0%)
18-30: 3 (37.5%)
31-40: 0 (0%)
41+: 1 (12.5%)
Unknown: 4 (50%)


2010 Transgender Deaths: (10)

Prostitution Related Homicide: 6 (60%)
-Selma Diaz, N/A, Hispanic/Latino – Drowned, possible suicide. Prostitute.
(O: U/U/U) (source)
-Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar, 29, Hispanic/Latino – Strangled to death, prostitute.
(O: B/M/26) (source) (source) (source)
-Myra Chanel Ical, 51, Hispanic/Latino – Found beaten to death in a vacant lot. Known drug and prostitution area. Killed by serial killer. (O: B/M/46) (source) (source) (source) (source)
-Dana A. “Chanel” Larkin, 26, Black – Shot in the face, prostitute.
(O: W/M/28) (source) (source) (source)
-Gypsy Rodriguez, 40, Hispanic/Latino. Found dead in apartment, prostitute. Killed by serial killer. (O: B/M/46) (source) (source) (source)
-Sandy Woulard, 28, Black – Found dead near a church, prostitute.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source) (source) (source)

Homicide: 3 (30%)
-Toni Alston, 44, Black – Shot and killed in front of home.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source) (source)
-Stacey Blahnik Lee, 31, Black – Murdered in her home.
(O: U/U/U) (source) (source)
-Victoria Carmen White, 28, Black – Shot multiple times.
(O: B/M/25) (source) (source)

Arson Homicide: 1 (10%)
-Faith Iman, 28, Black – Stabbed to death, then house lit on fire.
(O: B/M/25) (source) (source) (source) (source)


2010 Results: (10)

2010: Transgender Deaths, (10) Individuals
Prostitution Related Homicide: 6 (60%)
Homicide: 3 (30%)
Arson Homicide: 1 (10%)

2010: Transgender Deaths By Race, (10) Individuals
Black: 6 (60%)
Hispanic/Latino: 4 (40%)

2010: Transgender Deaths By Age, (10) Individuals
18- (Minor): 0 (0%)
18-30: 5 (50%)
31-40: 2 (20%)
41+: 2 (20%
Unknown: 1 (10%)

2010 Offenders By Gender: (10)
Male: 6 (60%)
Unknown: 4 (40%)

2010 Offenders By Race: (10) 
Black: 5 (50%)
Unknown: 4 (40%)
White: 1 (10%)

2010 Offenders By Age: (10)
18- (Minor): 0 (0%)
18-30: 4 (40%)
31-40: 0 (0%)
41+: 2 (20%)
Unknown: 4 (40%)


This article classifies transgender individuals by the GLAAD association definition:

Transgender (adj.) An umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth. People under the transgender umbrella may describe themselves using one or more of a wide variety of terms – including transgender.

For more detailed information about transgenders:
Wikipedia
NCTE Association
Urban Dictionary
Dictionary.com

For a full glossary of terms in the transgender community:
Transwhat.org Glossary