1. United States — 3,204
When it comes to serial killers, the United States leads the way, and the race isn’t even close. Not only did the US write the book on serial killers there are also about a billion books covering the more than 3,000 serial killers from the US.
Names like Bundy, Dahmer, Manson, Gacy, Ramirez, and Gein still haunt dreams and have been etched in history as the world’s most heinous of killers. The US doesn’t monopolize the market on serial killers, however, as other countries have their own diabolical personas.
2. England — 166
Running a distant second is England, but that doesn’t mean that England hasn’t been home to some of history’s most terrifying serial killers, because it has. First and foremost, and arguably the most famous killer of all time, was Jack the Ripper. Even his tales for horror, however, must pale in comparison to the reported 400 victims claimed by Amelia Dyer.
Yes, England has had its share of serial killers, including other names such as Sutcliffe, Fred and Rosemary West, and Mary Ann Cotton, to name a deadly few.
3. South Africa — 117
4. Canada — 106
5. Italy — 97