Counting the known victims of serial killers by state

The following is an Federal Bureau of Investigation report with the location of the 1,398 known victims of serial killers as recorded in the bureau's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) computer database. This list includes all serial homicide victims reported to the FBI by local police officials since 1985, but should not be considered a complete count of actual serial killings.

Alabama ............ 22

Alaska .............. 1

Arizona ............. 9

Arkansas ........... 16

California ........ 128

Colorado ........... 19

Connecticut ........ 10

Delaware ............ 6

Washington D.C. .... 20

Florida ........... 112

Georgia ............ 39

Hawaii .............. 3

Idaho ............... 5

Illinois ........... 74

Indiana ............ 41

Iowa ................ 1

Kansas ............. 24

Kentucky ............ 5

Louisiana .......... 40

Maine ............... 4

Maryland ........... 11

Massachusetts ....... 7

Michigan ........... 47

Minnesota .......... 22

Mississippi ........ 10

Missouri ........... 46

Montana ............. 3

Nebraska ............ 3

Nevada .............. 0

New Hampshire ....... 1

New Jersey ......... 85

New Mexico .......... 3

New York .......... 137

North Carolina ..... 43

North Dakota ........ 2

Ohio ............... 32

Oklahoma ........... 23

Oregon ............. 37

Pennsylvania ....... 28

Rhode Island ........ 4

South Carolina ..... 12

South Dakota ........ 0

Tennessee .......... 24

Texas .............. 97

Utah ................ 8

Vermont ............. 0

Virginia ............ 8

Washington ......... 95

West Virginia ....... 0

Wisconsin .......... 21

Wyoming ............. 1

Other Nations ....... 9

( Source: Data provided by the FBI under a special request from Scripps Howard News Service. The Justice Department currently defines a serial killer as someone who kills two or more persons in separate incidents.)


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