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
Charles MansonCharles Manson
12 November 1934
Criminal and Murderer

Ted KaczynskiTed Kaczynski
22 May 1942
Terrorist, Anarchist

Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
21 May 1960
Serial Killer, Sex Offender

Zodiac KillerZodiac Killer
 
Serial killer

Frank AbagnaleFrank Abagnale
27 April 1948
Impostor, Fraudster
Anthony ProvenzanoAnthony Provenzano
07 May 1917
Gangster

Al CaponeAl Capone
17 January 1899
Gangster

John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
03 April 1920
War Criminal
John Wayne GacyJohn Wayne Gacy
17 March 1942
Serial Killer

Andrew CunananAndrew Cunanan
31 August 1969
Serial killer
Ed GeinEd Gein
27 August 1906
Murderer

Aileen WuornosAileen Wuornos
29 February 1956
Serial killer

Michael FranzeseMichael Franzese
27 May 1951
Crime Boss

Gary Leon Ridgway Gary Ridgway
18 February 1949
Serial Killer

Angelo BrunoAngelo Bruno
21 May 1910
Gangster
Richard RamirezRichard Ramirez
29 February 1960
Serial Killer

John GottiJohn Gotti
27 October 1940
Mobster & Mafia

Edmund KemperEdmund Kemper
18 December 1948
Serial Killer

Lynette FrommeLynette Fromme
22 October 1948
woman who attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford.
David Berkowitz David Berkowitz
01 June 1953
Serial Killer

Lucky LucianoLucky Luciano
11 November 1897
Gangster
Mark David ChapmanMark David Chapman
10 May 1955
Killer of John Lennon

Henry HillHenry Hill
11 June 1943
Criminal

Billy the KidBilly the Kid
17 November 1859
Gunman
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

John DillingerJohn Dillinger
22 June 1903
Bank Robber

Darlie RoutierDarlie Routier
04 January 1970
Murderer
Richard Leonard Kuklinski Richard Kuklinski
11 April 1935
Contract Killer

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Albert FishAlbert Fish
19 May 1870
Serial Killer
Whitey BulgerWhitey Bulger
03 September 1929
American convicted murderer and former organized

Bugsy SiegelBugsy Siegel
28 February 1906
Mobster

Scott PetersonScott Peterson
24 October 1972
Murderer

Yolanda SaldívarYolanda Saldívar
19 September 1960
Murder Convict
Jesse JamesJesse James
05 September 1847
American Outlaw & Gang Leader
Susan AtkinsSusan Atkins
07 May 1948
Murderer

Rodney AlcalaRodney Alcala
23 August 1943
Serial Killer

James Earl RayJames Earl Ray
10 March 1928
Assassin

Meyer LanskyMeyer Lansky
04 July 1902
Gangster
Robert HansenRobert Hansen
15 February 1939
Serial Killer

Albert AnastasiaAlbert Anastasia
26 September 1902
Criminal

Frank CostelloFrank Costello
26 January 1891
Crime Boss

Pretty Boy FloydPretty Boy Floyd
03 February 1904
Bank Robber

Richard Wershe Jr.Richard Wershe Jr.
18 July 1969
FBI Informant, Drug Dealer
Sammy GravanoSammy Gravano
12 March 1945
Criminal

Carlo GambinoCarlo Gambino
24 August 1902
Criminal
Paul CastellanoPaul Castellano
26 June 1915
Gangster

John Hinckley Jr.John Hinckley Jr.
29 May 1955
 

Ross UlbrichtRoss Ulbricht
27 March 1984
Drug Trafficker
Anthony SpilotroAnthony Spilotro
19 May 1938
Mobster

Dean CorllDean Corll
24 December 1939
Serial Killer
Tony AccardoTony Accardo
28 April 1906
Gangster

Patricia Dianne KrenwinkelPatricia Krenwinkel
03 December 1947
Murderer

Richard SpeckRichard Speck
06 December 1941
Murderer

Baby Face NelsonBaby Face Nelson
06 December 1908
Robber

David Parker RayDavid Parker Ray
06 November 1939
Serial Rapist, Serial Killer
Assata ShakurAssata Shakur
16 July 1947
Murder Convict

Danny GreeneDanny Greene
14 November 1933
Gangster

Benjamin RuggieroBenjamin Ruggiero
19 April 1926
Mobster

Charles HarrelsonCharles Harrelson
23 July 1938
Criminal
Ottis TooleOttis Toole
05 March 1947
Serial Killer

Brendan DasseyBrendan Dassey
19 October 1989
Convicted Murderer
Paul VarioPaul Vario
09 July 1914
Gangster

Cary StaynerCary Stayner
13 August 1961
Serial Killer

Sam GiancanaSam Giancana
15 June 1908
Mobster
Susan SmithSusan Smith
26 September 1971
Murderer

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

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

Joseph BonannoJoseph Bonanno
18 January 1905
Gangster
Butch CassidyButch Cassidy
13 April 1866
Criminal

Mickey CohenMickey Cohen
04 September 1913
Gangster
Anne BonnyAnne Bonny
08 March 1702
18th Century Pirate

Charles StarkweatherCharles Starkweather
24 November 1938
Serial Killer

Larry HooverLarry Hoover
25 November 1950
Criminal

Dutch SchultzDutch Schultz
06 August 1901
Gangster
Charles CullenCharles Cullen
22 February 1960
Serial Killer
Frank NittiFrank Nitti
27 January 1886
Gangster

William M. TweedWilliam M. Tweed
03 April 1823
Politician

Charles PonziCharles Ponzi
03 March 1882
Con Artist

John Wesley HardinJohn Wesley Hardin
26 May 1853
Gunslinger
Virginia HillVirginia Hill
26 August 1916
Criminal

Joe MasseriaJoe Masseria
17 January 1887
Mafia Boss

Roy DeMeoRoy DeMeo
07 September 1942
Gangster

Carl PanzramCarl Panzram
28 June 1892
Serial Killer

Lee Boyd MalvoLee Boyd Malvo
18 February 1985
Serial killer
Carmine GalanteCarmine Galante
21 February 1910
Drug Trafficker

Todd KohlheppTodd Kohlhepp
07 March 1971
Serial Killer
Popcorn SuttonPopcorn Sutton
05 October 1946
Criminal, Non Fiction Writer

Genene JonesGenene Jones
13 July 1950
Nurse Who Killed Several Infants
Ma BarkerMa Barker
08 October 1873
Matriarch of the Barker Family
Johnny TorrioJohnny Torrio
20 January 1882
Gangster