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The Actions Of Some Of The Most Notorious Serial Killers What is a serial killer and what makes them kill There are many answers to this question Although only a hand full of serial killers make the national news every year The FBI reports that there are as many as 35 to 50 serial killers in the United States at any given time Since the year 1800 there have been at least 150-documented cases of serial killers in the United States alone It is estimated that of the 7000 murders in the US every year about 120 are by serial killers World wide it is estimated that there are as many as 6000 serial killer victims per year In order to be considered a serial killer a person must kill three to four people with brief intervals between the murders These killers kill over a period of days weeks months even years They have a cooling off period which means they go through periods of times where they do not even kill Most serial killers pick people at random to kill The murders of serial killers are all linked in at least one way such as the manner in which they are committed and the characteristics of the victims A serial killer works alone except in very rare cases and they continuously kill unless they are made to stop The killers motivation is based on any type of profit their motivation generally comes from an event in their life A serial killer usually has an IQ anywhere between 100 and 145 There is no typical social class that a serial killer comes from He may come from lower middle or upper class societies Most serial killers are described as cowards who cannot establish or maintain relationships with women There are four types of serial killers The visionary motive type hears voices in their head and is usually considered insane The missionary oriented type feels
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