S er i a l K i llers understanding their world “Serial murder is a relatively rare event, estimated to comprise The National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) is a component of the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG), and their mission is to provide behaviorally-based, operational support to law enforcement agencies. NCAVC research is designed to gain insight into criminal thought processes, motivations, and behaviors. Research findings are refined into innovative, investigative techniques that improve law enforcement’s effectiveness against violent criminals. Through these advancements, they can capture more killers based on killer’s demographics, IQs, motives, methods, victims, and locations. Serial killer defined Someone that has killed 2 murders committed in any given year. “ or more separate occasions. 2 or more victims on less than 1% of all Their demographics 53% 90% OF SERIAL KILLERS ARE WHITE Percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number. OF SERIAL KILLERS ARE MALE * their brain the IQ Average IQ: 95 the Motives Highest IQ: 165 Lowest IQ: 54 Average 140 IQ for Bomb users Average 85 IQ for Stabbing/gun users “In my lifetime I have murdered twenty-one human beings...[and] committed sodomy on one thousand male human beings. For all these things I am not the least bit sorry.” --Carl Panzram 49% 9% Power and Enjoyment $ Anger 11% ? 31% Money Other4 These percentages were based on a 2,222 sample size. * These numbers are based on a 214 sample size. 34% * Percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number. ** their methods Fact “Men are more likely to commit homocide, BUT once women have killed, they are as likely as men to kill again.” FOLLOWED BY: OF VICTIMS ARE KILLED BY GUN SHOT STRANGULATION (22%); SHARP FORCE-STABBING (20%); BLUNT FORCE (13%); and POISON (6%). their victims 197 victims were killed in California 197 0 73% which is 12% of all victims recorded in the US from 1900 to 2010. their locations of the world’s serial killers live in the U.S. Serial killers around the globe Canada 61 China 30 Europe** 338 U.S. 2,856 Russia 41 Japan 82 South America* 36 India 32 S. Africa 95 0 South America includes Mexico and Brazil Europe includes Italy, England, Germany, France, Scotland, and Poland. Australia 54 2856 * ** Serial killers In the u.s. WA 75 1980 MT 12 OR 41 #1 THE LARGEST NUMBER OF KILLS IN THE U.S. OCCURED ID 13 NV 44 CA 324 ND 3 SD 2 WY 8 UT 26 AZ 60 AK 7 CO 54 NM 17 MN 20 KS 37 OK 56 TX 218 HI 5 #3 #4 NY 163 MI 89 ME 6 NH MA 4 RI PA IN OH 39 NJ 6 DE 89 IL 67 101 WV 50 CT 5 KY VA MO 128 DC 30 7 37 MD 79 83 TN NC 50 49 AR 49 80 29 MS AL SC GA 32 55 46 LA 90 62 FL 252 IA 14 NE 15 WI 24 VT 4 #5 #2 0 324 their kills through the decades By understanding serial killers, FBI behavioral units are able to know the killers sooner and stop the killers faster. investigation advancements explain the drop in the number of kills in recent years. Randy Steven Kraft John Wayne Gacy Gary Leon Ridgway 33 victims 48 victims 45 victims Started 1972 Started 1982 Started 1972 Number of Kills 600 Ted Bundy 16 victims Juan Corona Started 1970s 25 victims Started 1971 Jeffrey Dahmer 17 victims Started 1978 Joel David Rifkin 17 victims Started 1991 Anthony Sowell 10 victims Started 2007 Jack the Ripper killed 5 prostitutes in 1888. Between 35-50 450 300 Most famous serial killer serial killers around the country are active right now. International U.S. Total 150 America’s first serial killer 0 Decades Sources: 1. Aamodt, M. G. (2013). Serial killer statistics. Radford/FGCU Serial Killer Database. Retrieved from http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Serial%20Killer%20Information%20Center/ Project% 20Description.htm 2. Douglas, J. & Olshaker, M. (1996). Mind hunter: Inside the FBI’s elite serial crime unit. New York, NY: Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. 3. Morton, R. (2008). Serial murder: Multi-disciplinary perspectives for investigators. National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime: Behavioral Analysis Unit. Retrieved from http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/serial-murder 4. Philbin, T. & Philbin, M. (2009). Killer book of serial killers: Incredible stories, facts and trivia from the world of serial killers. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc. H. H. Holmes confessed to committing 27 murders during the 1893 World’s Fair.