Female Serial Killers

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It is a common fear that people have to be cautious of serial killers because they are terrified by the thought that they might become the next victim; although, very few murders each year are actually committed by a serial killer. Statistics have shown that one would be more likely to be murdered by a family member than a serial killer. Throughout history, the term “serial killer” has struck fear into the minds of people everywhere; however, people remain fascinated with this topic.
When people think about a serial killer, generally the first person their mind jumps to is Ted Bundy, although they are unaware that he is not considered the “typical” serial killer. The average serial killer is described as a person who murders three or more people
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From the year 1800 up until the year 2000, out of every 416 serial killers, only 64 of them were women (Shocking Female Serial Killer Statistics). Reasonings for committing these horrendous acts vary from woman to woman. Out of all of the reported cases: 26% of them were committed for material gain, 10% for sexual reasons, 11% was for enjoyment, and 14% was to feel like they had control (Shocking Female Serial Killer Statistics). The percentage of male serial killers is way more compared to the percentage of the female. There is approximately 92.3% of male serial killers. On average, about 52.1% of these killers are white and 40.3% are black…show more content…
He did not fit the typical profile of a serial killer. His family considered him normal until he had a surgery to repair a double hernia. By the time he reached his teenage years, he was considered “disengaged and tense” and had no friends or social life (Jeffrey Dahmer). Dahmer murdered 17 men between the years 1978 and 1991. He sought out men, mainly African American, at gay bars, malls, and bus stops promising sex and money if they came along. He would give them alcoholic drinks laced with drugs and then strangle them to death. Dahmer would then engage in sexual acts with the corpses and then dismember them. Throughout the process, he would take pictures so he would be able to relive the event and kept their skulls or genitals as souvenirs. Dahmer was arrested after his victim, Tracy Edwards, escaped. He was murdered by a fellow inmate in prison, Christopher Scarver, in 1994 (Jeffrey Dahmer

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