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Old 01-21-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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I think if you are talking about the traditional "serial killer" like a Gacy etc. then 1 per million inhabitants or 300+ is not hard to believe.

However, if you include active gang members, prisoners etc. I have no doubt the number goes wayyyy up over 1,000. I have no doubt that there are active gang members out there with 4-5 kills over the years...and more.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:47 PM
 
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This exactly. the term "unreported missing" is used to describe this. Plus all the people who go missing, thousands of people that have seemingly just vanished. The U.S. is a very large space and there are plenty of uninhabited ares that they could dispose of victims.
Creepy. One more reason why I think meeting people over the Internet is scary...
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Keep in mind that nowadays we mostly depend on Internet services such as social media networks and dating networks. I've seen people report when they are at and what they are doing frequently. Who knows how many of your 400+ Facebook friends and Twitter followers aren't robbers and murderers. It's like giving away the invitation to those
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Creepy. One more reason why I think meeting people over the Internet is scary...
Probably far safer than meeting at someone at a bar or on the street since it leaves an easily traceable trail. The one thing that worries me about meeting strangers on the internet is that something could happen to her somewhere else and the cops would come knocking on my door asking questions.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:40 PM
 
Location: On The Road Full Time RVing
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How many people dose a person have to kill
to be called or listed as a serial killer ?
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:42 PM
 
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Bear in mind one is more likely to be run down in a crosswalk by a drag queen on a moped as they are of becoming the victim of a serial killer...despite mass media assertions.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Interesting. Years ago I read that it was estimated that there are about 100 serial killers in operation in the US at any given time.

Often their victims are prostitutes, runaways, or the homeless, people on the fringe of society whose deaths aren't deeply investigated or they occur in different jurisdictions so no one connects them.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Is this correct?

I heard this number today on television during one of those script to screen film development episodes. The segment dealt with serial killers films and how true life episodes was incorporate in the storyline.
It's correct according to the FBI estimations released 2 yrs ago.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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How many people dose a person have to kill
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Two recreational killings counts as a series these days; it used to be three. But I think you're well on your way after only one.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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Is this correct?

I heard this number today on television during one of those script to screen film development episodes. The segment dealt with serial killers films and how true life episodes was incorporate in the storyline.
Out of the more than 315 million known citizens, I'd say that number is woefully low. My guess? Having the wisdom of Soloman? Probably what? 2,000?
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