Serial killers appear to favor committing their heinous crimes in some states more than others.
Alaska, a state known for its beauty and wilderness, is the nation’s leader when it comes to serial killers according to the Serial Killer Database.
While other states have had more serial killers, Alaska with 51 serial killings has the most per capita.
However, at the top of the list in the total number of serial killing is Oklahoma with 174 cases of serial killing since the turn of the 20th century.
Sue Coletta has put forth an interesting study of serial killers by states on her website. She also has some interesting statistic about who is most at risk.
It may surprise you to learn male and female victims are essentially split down the middle, with a slight lean toward women.
As far as race is concerned, two-thirds of serial killers’ victims were white, and African-Americans accounted for almost a quarter of all victims.
In general, serial killers prefer younger victims. Your odds of being murdered by a serial killer dramatically decreases after the age of 30.
Not surprisingly, about half the serial killers were sexual predators. Although, technically, sexual sadists are not always driven by sexual desire. More often, the rape is about power and sometimes, humiliation.