Statistics About The Most Famous Serial Killer

The most famous serial killer, Ted Bundy, was responsible for the deaths of at least 30 young women across multiple states in the 1970s.

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"There are estimated to be approximately 2,000 serial killers currently at large in the USA."

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"The FBI defines a serial killer as someone who commits at least 3 murders over more than a month with an emotional cooling-off period in between."

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"The state with the highest number of recorded serial killers is California with over 150 cases"

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"About 76% of all known serial killers in the 20th century were from the United States."

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"The decade with the highest number of serial killers (771) was the 1980s."

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"The average age of a serial killer's first murder is 29.3 years."

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"The most prolific serial killer in known history, Harold Shipman, killed at least 218 people."

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"The 1893 World's Fair in Chicago attracted one of America's earliest and most famous serial killers—"H.H. Holmes.""

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"68% of serial killers use the method of strangulation to kill their victims."

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"It has been estimated that 82% of serial killers are motivated by sexual desire."

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"About 30% of all serial killers since 1900 committed their first known murder in their twenties."

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"On average, it takes law enforcement 32 days to find the first body of a serial killer's victims."

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"The percentage of serial killers who suffered head trauma in childhood is as high as 28%."

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"Of all the serial killers in history, 44.7% are known to have a documented history of childhood abuse."

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"Around 57% of serial killers are white males."

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"One of the most famous serial killers, Ted Bundy, confessed to 30 homicides but the actual count could be higher."

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"One of the youngest known serial killers in history, Jesse Pomeroy was only 14 years old when he was arrested in 1874."

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