America, a country known for its tall skyscrapers, redwood forests, amazing beaches, sun-bleached hillsides and larger than life cities, has attracted tourists in thousands, thanks to its geographic mainstays. Then there is this influential lot of rich, famous, and powerful Americans and its king-sized attractions that has made the country even more tempting to the world outside. But under all the fun and beauty, lurks a doomed, depressing side of America. That is right! America has been home to some of history's classic lawbreakers, infamous crooks, and criminals who have time and again pushed America into headlines and for all the wrong reasons. Discover all about some of America's most infamous criminals in this section. We trail down the feats and deeds of some of America's most wanted criminals in the trivia, timeline, and interesting facts presented in the biographies below.
Ted BundyTed Bundy
24 November 1946
Serial Killer
Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
21 May 1960
Serial Killer, Sex Offender

Charles MansonCharles Manson
12 November 1934
Criminal and Murderer

Andrew CunananAndrew Cunanan
31 August 1969
American Spree Killer

Zodiac KillerZodiac Killer
 
Serial killer

John Wayne GacyJohn Wayne Gacy
17 March 1942
Serial Killer
Ted KaczynskiTed Kaczynski
22 May 1942
Terrorist, Anarchist

Al CaponeAl Capone
17 January 1899
Gangster

Aileen WuornosAileen Wuornos
29 February 1956
 

Ed GeinEd Gein
27 August 1906
Murderer
John GottiJohn Gotti
27 October 1940
Mobster & Mafia

Richard RamirezRichard Ramirez
29 February 1960
Serial Killer
Gary Leon Ridgway Gary Ridgway
18 February 1949
Serial Killer

Edmund KemperEdmund Kemper
18 December 1948
Serial Killer

Richard Wershe Jr.Richard Wershe Jr.
18 July 1969
FBI Informant, Drug Dealer
Frank AbagnaleFrank Abagnale
27 April 1948
Impostor, Fraudster

Billy the KidBilly the Kid
17 November 1859
Gunman
Mark David ChapmanMark David Chapman
10 May 1955
Killer of John Lennon

Timothy McVeighTimothy McVeigh
23 April 1968
Terrorist

H.H. Holmes H. H. Holmes
16 May 1861
Serial Killer
Christopher ScarverChristopher Scarver
06 July 1969
Serial Killer

Whitey BulgerWhitey Bulger
03 September 1929
American convicted murderer and former organized
Lucky LucianoLucky Luciano
11 November 1897
Gangster

Darlie RoutierDarlie Routier
04 January 1970
Murderer

John DillingerJohn Dillinger
22 June 1903
Bank Robber

Richard Leonard Kuklinski Richard Kuklinski
11 April 1935
Contract Killer
David Berkowitz David Berkowitz
01 June 1953
Serial Killer
Henry HillHenry Hill
11 June 1943
Criminal

Scott PetersonScott Peterson
24 October 1972
Murderer

Jesse JamesJesse James
05 September 1847
American Outlaw & Gang Leader

Susan AtkinsSusan Atkins
07 May 1948
Murderer
James Earl RayJames Earl Ray
10 March 1928
Assassin

Bugsy SiegelBugsy Siegel
28 February 1906
Mobster

Robert HansenRobert Hansen
15 February 1939
Serial Killer

Lynette FrommeLynette Fromme
22 October 1948
woman who attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford.

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Rodney AlcalaRodney Alcala
23 August 1943
Serial Killer
Sammy GravanoSammy Gravano
12 March 1945
Criminal

Michael FranzeseMichael Franzese
27 May 1951
Crime Boss
Pretty Boy FloydPretty Boy Floyd
03 February 1904
Bank Robber

Ross UlbrichtRoss Ulbricht
27 March 1984
Drug Trafficker

Dean CorllDean Corll
24 December 1939
Serial Killer
Patricia Dianne KrenwinkelPatricia Krenwinkel
03 December 1947
Murderer

Richard SpeckRichard Speck
06 December 1941
Murderer
Meyer LanskyMeyer Lansky
04 July 1902
Gangster

Baby Face NelsonBaby Face Nelson
06 December 1908
Robber

David Parker RayDavid Parker Ray
06 November 1939
Serial Rapist, Serial Killer

Ottis TooleOttis Toole
05 March 1947
Serial Killer

Susan SmithSusan Smith
26 September 1971
Murderer
Butch CassidyButch Cassidy
13 April 1866
Criminal

Cary StaynerCary Stayner
13 August 1961
Serial Killer

Paul CastellanoPaul Castellano
26 June 1915
Gangster

Arnold RothsteinArnold Rothstein
17 January 1882
Racketeer
Danny PorushDanny Porush
31 January 1957
Fraudster

Brendan DasseyBrendan Dassey
19 October 1989
Convicted Murderer
Anthony SpilotroAnthony Spilotro
19 May 1938
Mobster

Anne BonnyAnne Bonny
08 March 1702
18th Century Pirate

Frank CostelloFrank Costello
26 January 1891
Crime Boss
Pat DiCiccoPat DiCicco
14 February 1909
Producer

John Wesley HardinJohn Wesley Hardin
26 May 1853
Gunslinger
Larry HooverLarry Hoover
25 November 1950
Criminal

John MeehanJohn Meehan
03 February 1959
Con Artist

Carl PanzramCarl Panzram
28 June 1892
Serial Killer
Lee Boyd MalvoLee Boyd Malvo
18 February 1985
Serial killer

Todd KohlheppTodd Kohlhepp
07 March 1971
Serial Killer
Buck BarrowBuck Barrow
14 March 1903
Gangster

Johnny TorrioJohnny Torrio
20 January 1882
Gangster

Jerry BrudosJerry Brudos
31 January 1939
Serial Killer

Danny GreeneDanny Greene
14 November 1933
Gangster
Karla Faye TuckerKarla Faye Tucker
18 November 1959
First woman to be executed in the US since 1984
Virginia HillVirginia Hill
26 August 1916
Criminal

Carmine PersicoCarmine Persico
08 August 1933
Boss of the Colombo Crime Family

Ike ClantonIke Clanton
1847 AD
Member of Brigand Group - The Cowboys

Benjamin RuggieroBenjamin Ruggiero
19 April 1926
Mobster
Bernard MadoffBernard Madoff
29 April 1938
Stockbroker, Fraudster

Roy DeMeoRoy DeMeo
07 September 1942
Gangster

Belle GunnessBelle Gunness
11 November 1859
Serial Killer

Leon CzolgoszLeon Czolgosz
05 May 1873
Assassin of American President William McKinley

William M. TweedWilliam M. Tweed
03 April 1823
Politician
Caril Ann FugateCaril Ann Fugate
30 July 1943
Murderer

Jared Lee LoughnerJared Lee Loughner
10 September 1988
Murderer
Salvatore MaranzanoSalvatore Maranzano
31 July 1886
Mafia Boss

Joe MasseriaJoe Masseria
17 January 1887
Mafia Boss

Robert BerdellaRobert Berdella
31 January 1949
Serial Killer
Bernie TiedeBernie Tiede
02 August 1958
Murderer

Hawley Harvey CrippenHawley Harvey Crippen
11 September 1862
Homeopath & Killer of His Wife
Michael SwangoMichael Swango
21 October 1954
Serial Killer

Genene JonesGenene Jones
13 July 1950
Nurse Who Killed Several Infants

Frank JamesFrank James
10 January 1843
Outlaw

Jane ToppanJane Toppan
31 March 1854
Serial killer
George Hill HodelGeorge Hill Hodel
10 October 1907
Suspected Murderer

Johnny StompanatoJohnny Stompanato
10 October 1925
Bodyguard of Mickey Cohen
Nannie DossNannie Doss
04 November 1905
Serial Killer

Theresa KnorrTheresa Knorr
12 March 1946
Murderess

Gypsy Rose BlanchardGypsy Rose Blanchard
27 July 1991
Murderer

Andrew FastowAndrew Fastow
22 December 1961
Former CFO of Enron
Willie SuttonWillie Sutton
30 June 1901
Bank Robber