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SERIAL MURDER In the last three decades the USA has been troubled by an approaching problem the serial killer A serial killer is a person who kills a number of people usually considered over five with a cooling off period between each murder usually one murder at one given time Two murders at one time occasionally happen and these murders may go on for a period of months or years until the killer is caught Throughout the last three decades the US serial killer rate has risen 94 and it is estimated that by the next millennium it will claim an average of 11 lives a day Serial Murder is an epidemic there are at least 35 serial killers active in the USA today who claim one third of the annual murder rate The USA has 6 of the worlds population yet it has three quarters of all serial killers Not only are serial killers appearing in more numbers in the US but also all over the world countries are terrorized by serial killers which are appearing in more numbers year and year after KILLER TRAIT A serial killer is a typical white male 20-30 and most of them are usually in the USA Their main motives are sex even though the act of sex may or may not take place power manipulation domination and control The sex motive is usually rape for an organized killer and sadism for a disorganized killer They act in a series of 5 or more murders with a cooling off period between each murder Serial killers can go on for months and years before they are usually caught The victim is usually the same for every killer - prostitute hitchhiker etc Their victims may also have the same or similar attributes in gender age race general look residence etc Serial killers also stick by their modus operandi very closely and may change it
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