List of famous criminals with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Criminals are the individuals who have committed a crime. Crimes refer to any unlawful activity that is punishable by a state. The term “criminal” is not a strictly defined one as different states have different laws regarding crimes and unlawful activities. A crime generally can be said to be an activity that causes harm to an individual, the community or the state. Criminals may commit crimes as a means of earning their livelihood, out of jealousy, greed or malice, for recreational purposes, out of boredom, or for a plethora of other reasons. Crimes may be classified as personal crimes, property crimes, inchoate crimes and statutory crimes. Offences that cause harm to a person such as assault, murder, sexual offences, etc. come under personal crimes while robbery, burglary, arson and forgery are categorized as property crimes. Often high profile criminals are given wide coverage in mass media which accords to them a sort of celebrity status. So fascinated are people with the tales of murderers that Jack the Ripper till date remains a hot topic of discussion. Serial killer Ted Bundy is so notorious that many books and films were based on his life. Jim Jones of the infamous People’s Temple incident continues to intrigue psychologists till date. Read on to learn lurid details about the notorious criminals from all over the world.

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Christian LongoChristian Longo
(American)

H. H. HolmesH. H. Holmes
(American)

Charles SobhrajCharles Sobhraj
(French)
Scott PetersonScott Peterson
(American)

Mark David ChapmanMark David Chapman
(American)
Ned KellyNed Kelly

Ted KaczynskiTed Kaczynski
(American)

Frank AbagnaleFrank Abagnale
(American)

Baby Face NelsonBaby Face Nelson
(American)
Susan AtkinsSusan Atkins
(American)

Henry HillHenry Hill
(American)
Gregory ScarpaGregory Scarpa
(American)

Pamela SmartPamela Smart
(American)

Edmund KemperEdmund Kemper
(American)

Bugsy SiegelBugsy Siegel
(American)
Stephen FlemmiStephen Flemmi
(American)

Meyer LanskyMeyer Lansky
(Polish,American)
Patricia KrenwinkelPatricia Krenwinkel
(American)

Jared Lee LoughnerJared Lee Loughner
(American)

Paul BernardoPaul Bernardo
(Canadian)

Karla HomolkaKarla Homolka
(Canadian)
Sada AbeSada Abe
(Japanese)

Mary BellMary Bell
(British)
Harold ShipmanHarold Shipman
(British)

Carlos the JackalCarlos the Jackal
(Venezuelan)

Rodney AlcalaRodney Alcala
(American)

Wayne WilliamsWayne Williams
(American)
Robert PicktonRobert Pickton
(Canadian)

Ma BarkerMa Barker
(American)
Pretty Boy FloydPretty Boy Floyd
(American)

Yigal AmirYigal Amir
(Israeli)

Anthony SpilotroAnthony Spilotro
(American)

Carlo GambinoCarlo Gambino
(Italian)
Kent HovindKent Hovind
(American)

Paul VarioPaul Vario
(American)
Bobby BeausoleilBobby Beausoleil
(American)

Ajmal KasabAjmal Kasab
(Pakistani)

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