U.S. has most of world's serial killers

By: Arthur Takahashi
By: Arthur Takahashi

The world has seen 3,112 serial killers since the 1900s, according to the Radford University/FGCU Serial Killer database. Out of those, 2,320 or about 75 percent killed their victims on American soil.

In comparison, India and China, which have a larger population than the U.S., have had 46 and 30 serial killers, respectively.

In the U.S., Georgia has seen 258 serial killers and is ranked 11th in the number of serial killers per state. South Carolina is ranked 25th as it has seen 120 of all American serial personalities.

A total of 603 serial killers found their victims in the 1980s in the U.S. That was the worst decade in U.S. history.

So far, the 2010s has seen 67 serial killers.

Tonight at 11, News 12's Jessica Dill will introduce you to a Georgia man who gained the trust of serial killers to study them.

Be sure to watch this special assignment to learn more about what motivates people to become serial killers.


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