However the worst thing about transphobic attacks is the level of violence inflicted on the victim. Trans people are not just shot - they are shot or stabbed multiple times, their genitals are cut off and stuffed in their mouths, they are beaten to death or burned alive. Many of the victims are sex workers killed by clients but some are just children who fail to comply with gender stereotypes killed by their parents. You can find the full list the trans people reported murdered last year at Trans respect versus Transphobia.
Since 2008 when the project to record all transphobic deaths began there have been over 1000 reported deaths and it is possible that some of the increase each year is simply a result of the better recording of information. That does not make the problem any better. "We are witnessing a significant increase [of murders], which points to the extreme level of violence many trans people continue to be exposed to" said a statement from Transgender Europe.