Was just wondering if you have any links to recent--(last couple of years)--stats and information about violence/abuse or harassment against trans and non-binary people. I'm doing a research paper and I'm not sure where to start when it comes to looking for such recent and verified data.
Google scholar is always a good resource to use to look for academic papers and the like (which can be good places to find such stats). You can define year ranges and everything.
Another good place to look is queer organization sites news feeds (like PFLAG, GLADD, HRC, Trevor Project, ACLU etc.), as they tend to keep track of stats like those. Domestic violence and rape crisis organizations might be another good place to check.
You can also look through news reports and find out where they’re sourcing their numbers if they’re not just reporting a singular incident.
(These are USA based since that’s where I am and have the most knowledge of.)
HRC tracks fatal attacks against trans people. Here’s 2019′s.
This Center Against Domestic Violence compiled some anti-trans violence reports and resources.
PFLAG links some violence reports and talks about what they mean.
Task Force compiled a report on all sorts of anti-trans harassment, including medical.
The Association for Justice compiled a similar harassment report.
ACLU’s deadly violence is on the rise report.
USA Today reported the same as the ACLU with some sources to check out.
2012 and 2015 seem to be the last times a really big survey was done for these types of statistics. Sometimes you can’t always find more recent statistics, but you can use past knowledge and current trends to help draw relevant conclusions.
A lot of doing research is starting to learn how to verify data and find reputable sources. It is hard! But if you practice a bit, you’ll get there. Your Dictionary has a good 101 piece on how to start finding credible sources. Here’s a guide on how to use wiki to help you get started without relying on it as a source. If you’re looking through more academic papers rather than raw statistics, take a moment to see who funded the project to check for bias. For example, I’m a geologist, and trying to find papers on anything regarding the oil field is tedious because all the papers that pop up first are funded by oil companies who want results that say continuing to invade countries to deplete a nonrenewable resource can in no way end badly.
A good rule of thumb is to read everything critically. Think about potential bias, what may be being missed, how big survey size was, etc. Take everything with a bit of a grain of salt. Collect statistics from multiple sources. Draw your own conclusions.
Hopefully this will help get you started! This is a heavy and hard topic to write about. Take care of yourself. <3