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.
Al CaponeAl Capone
17 January 1899
Gangster
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

Ted KaczynskiTed Kaczynski
22 May 1942
Terrorist, Anarchist

Zodiac KillerZodiac Killer
 
Serial killer
John DillingerJohn Dillinger
22 June 1903
Bank Robber

John Wayne GacyJohn Wayne Gacy
17 March 1942
Serial Killer

James Earl RayJames Earl Ray
10 March 1928
Assassin
Timothy McVeighTimothy McVeigh
23 April 1968
Terrorist

Edmund KemperEdmund Kemper
18 December 1948
Serial Killer
Frank AbagnaleFrank Abagnale
27 April 1948
Impostor, Fraudster

Wayne WilliamsWayne Williams
27 May 1958
Serial Killer

Andrew CunananAndrew Cunanan
31 August 1969
Serial killer

John GottiJohn Gotti
27 October 1940
Mobster & Mafia

David Berkowitz David Berkowitz
01 June 1953
Serial Killer
Ed GeinEd Gein
27 August 1906
Murderer

Gary Leon Ridgway Gary Ridgway
18 February 1949
Serial Killer

Richard RamirezRichard Ramirez
29 February 1960
Serial Killer

Susan AtkinsSusan Atkins
07 May 1948
Murderer
Mark David ChapmanMark David Chapman
10 May 1955
Killer of John Lennon

Lucky LucianoLucky Luciano
11 November 1897
Gangster
Aileen WuornosAileen Wuornos
29 February 1956
Serial killer

Henry HillHenry Hill
11 June 1943
Criminal

Christopher ScarverChristopher Scarver
06 July 1969
Serial Killer
Rodney AlcalaRodney Alcala
23 August 1943
Serial Killer

Steven AverySteven Avery
09 July 1962
Murderer
Jesse JamesJesse James
05 September 1847
American Outlaw & Gang Leader

Scott PetersonScott Peterson
24 October 1972
Murderer

Assata ShakurAssata Shakur
16 July 1947
Murder Convict
Billy the KidBilly the Kid
17 November 1859
Gunman

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Whitey BulgerWhitey Bulger
03 September 1929
American convicted murderer and former organized
Yolanda SaldívarYolanda Saldívar
19 September 1960
Murder Convict

H.H. Holmes H. H. Holmes
16 May 1861
Serial Killer

Sammy GravanoSammy Gravano
12 March 1945
Criminal

Patricia Dianne KrenwinkelPatricia Krenwinkel
03 December 1947
Murderer
Albert FishAlbert Fish
19 May 1870
Serial Killer
Michael FranzeseMichael Franzese
27 May 1951
Crime Boss

George JungGeorge Jung
06 August 1942
Drug Trafficker

Bugsy SiegelBugsy Siegel
28 February 1906
Mobster

Charles HarrelsonCharles Harrelson
23 July 1938
Criminal
Richard Leonard Kuklinski Richard Kuklinski
11 April 1935
Contract Killer

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

Terry NicholsTerry Nichols
01 April 1955
Terrorist

Baby Face NelsonBaby Face Nelson
06 December 1908
Robber

John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
03 April 1920
War Criminal
Pretty Boy FloydPretty Boy Floyd
03 February 1904
Bank Robber

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

John Hinckley Jr.John Hinckley Jr.
29 May 1955
 

Robert HansenRobert Hansen
15 February 1939
Serial Killer
David Parker RayDavid Parker Ray
06 November 1939
Serial Rapist, Serial Killer

Ross UlbrichtRoss Ulbricht
27 March 1984
Drug Trafficker
Richard Wershe Jr.Richard Wershe Jr.
18 July 1969
FBI Informant, Drug Dealer

Danny PorushDanny Porush
31 January 1957
Fraudster

Mickey CohenMickey Cohen
04 September 1913
Gangster

Butch CassidyButch Cassidy
13 April 1866
Criminal

Frank CostelloFrank Costello
26 January 1891
Crime Boss
Anthony SpilotroAnthony Spilotro
19 May 1938
Mobster

Carlo GambinoCarlo Gambino
24 August 1902
Criminal

Dean CorllDean Corll
24 December 1939
Serial Killer

Arnold RothsteinArnold Rothstein
17 January 1882
Racketeer
Paul CastellanoPaul Castellano
26 June 1915
Gangster

Brendan DasseyBrendan Dassey
19 October 1989
Convicted Murderer
Frank NittiFrank Nitti
27 January 1886
Gangster

Darlie RoutierDarlie Routier
04 January 1970
Murderer

Susan SmithSusan Smith
26 September 1971
Murderer
Angelo BrunoAngelo Bruno
21 May 1910
Gangster

Joseph ColomboJoseph Colombo
16 June 1923
Mafia Boss
Ottis TooleOttis Toole
05 March 1947
Serial Killer

Johnny TorrioJohnny Torrio
20 January 1882
Gangster

John Allen MuhammadJohn Allen Muhammad
31 December 1960
Serial Killer
Anne BonnyAnne Bonny
08 March 1702
18th Century Pirate

Albert AnastasiaAlbert Anastasia
26 September 1902
Criminal
Anthony ProvenzanoAnthony Provenzano
07 May 1917
Gangster

Lee Boyd MalvoLee Boyd Malvo
18 February 1985
Serial killer

Sam GiancanaSam Giancana
15 June 1908
Mobster

Salvatore MaranzanoSalvatore Maranzano
31 July 1886
Mafia Boss
Diane DownsDiane Downs
07 August 1955
Criminal
Virginia HillVirginia Hill
26 August 1916
Criminal

Paul VarioPaul Vario
09 July 1914
Gangster

Larry HooverLarry Hoover
25 November 1950
Criminal

Jerry BrudosJerry Brudos
31 January 1939
Serial Killer
Dutch SchultzDutch Schultz
06 August 1901
Gangster

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

John Wesley HardinJohn Wesley Hardin
26 May 1853
Gunslinger

Charles CullenCharles Cullen
22 February 1960
Serial Killer

Roy DeMeoRoy DeMeo
07 September 1942
Gangster
Mary BrunnerMary Brunner
17 December 1943
Criminal

Frank CaponeFrank Capone
16 July 1895
Mobster, Gangster
Joseph BonannoJoseph Bonanno
18 January 1905
Gangster

William JoyceWilliam Joyce
24 April 1906
Politician
Danny GreeneDanny Greene
14 November 1933
Gangster
Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
03 March 1882
Con Artist