Murders against the LGBT community in Mexico fell 32 percent

The average age of the victims is 31 years and 43% of the murders were in a public space, such as the street or vacant lots, while 40% of the cases were with a firearm.

The western state of Veracruz topped the list again with 27 murders, followed by Chihuahua, with nine, Michoacan, with five, and Oaxaca, the State of Mexico, Chiapas, Guerrero and Morelos, with four each.

At least seven victims were human rights defenders and also seven were people recognized for their social work.
The report highlighted the “cruelty” of the crimes, as six bodies bore marks of torture and four suffered sexual violence.

Letter S conducted the study using “systematized information extracted from press reports”, for which he considers that his data “are an approximation to the real figures”.

With at least 117 murders, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community experienced one of its most violent periods in 2019, the first year of the presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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