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The Most Dangerous Serial Killers Active Recently

Serial killers are terrifying, just ask Hollywood. But what's extra-super terrifying is a serial killer who doesn't get caught. The FBI says there are between 25 and 50 active serial killers in the United States at any given time, and there probably isn't even a real Dexter trying to take them all out. So the best we can do is educate ourselves, avoid certain situations, and know which ones might be coming to get us. Good luck to us all.

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    The Most Dangerous Active Serial Killers In 2023

    The Most Dangerous Active Serial Killers In 2023

    So, here's some good news for anyone who suffers from regular nightmares that involve being stalked by a serial killer: They're on the decline. According to research done by Radford University's Mike Aamodt (via Discover), they are fewer serial killers on the prowl since the dawn of the new century. The 1980s were something of a high point for serial killers, with almost 770 — that we know of — operating across the U.S. during the decade. That dropped in the 1990s, again in the 2000s, and by 2016, there had been only about 100 that had cropped up in the prior decade.

    The Most Dangerous Active Serial Killers In 2021

    The Most Dangerous Active Serial Killers In 2021

    According to the US Department of Justice, the closure rate on 2017 murder cases was only at 62 percent. The rest went unsolved, and that's all contributing to an ever-growing number of cold cases. They estimate that across the US, there's somewhere around 250,000 unsolved murder cases that are still open. That's going up all the time, and law enforcement estimates there's going to be about another 6,000 added to that number every year. It's a huge deal: according to Tom McAndrew, a former Pennsylvania State Trooper, "... all unsolved homicides potentially have offenders who have never been apprehended. History and research show that a violent offender will likely repeat."

    The Most Dangerous Active Serial Killers In 2020

    The Most Dangerous Active Serial Killers In 2020

    In a world that tends to frown on murdering your fellow man, serial killers are often considered the worst of the worst. Yet, they're very, very real. It's borderline unbelievable that anyone would choose to kill people over and over again. It's even harder to believe that there are actually plenty of people like that out there: According to the Atlantic, the FBI believes that under one percent of all unsolved murders are the work of serial killers. Meanwhile, Thomas Hargrove of the Murder Accountability Project thinks that as of 2019, the U.S. alone had something like 2,100 unidentified serial killers running around. Author and former police detective Michael Arntfield thinks that the number could be as high as 4,000.

    Terrifying Serial Killers Still On The Loose

    Terrifying Serial Killers Still On The Loose

    Serial killers are terrifying, just ask Hollywood. But what's extra-super terrifying is a serial killer who doesn't get caught. The FBI says there are between 25 and 50 active serial killers in the United States at any given time, and there probably isn't even a real Dexter trying to take them all out. So the best we can do is educate ourselves, avoid certain situations, and know which ones might be coming to get us. Good luck to us all.

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