Though still a relatively small number, the number of murders of transgender people has been climbing in the U.S. in recent years. In 2018, there were at least 26 murders of transgender people, with most of those victims being black transgender women. In 2019, there have been at least 21 murders so far. Just like the year before, black people are being disproportionately killed.
As for why black people are seemingly more prone to suffering violence, it can be chalked up to the fact transgender black people just have more avenues in which they face discrimination. Whether it is because of their gender, their sexuality or their race, there are just simply more reasons that people choose to attack them. In fact, some studies have shown as many as 10% of transgender people reported having been physically attacked in the past year.