I can’t remember the first time I read about serial killers. What I do know is it was just so intriguing I had to learn more. We are usually afraid of what we can’t understand. When I don’t understand something, I must learn more. On murderpedia.org there are 5,701 recongized male serial killers but only 900 females. Dont let the numbers fool you though..
One thing that that annoys me is defining ‘serial killers’. Technically, a serial killer is defined as someone who murders a number of people over a period of time with the same motive. Though, motives can progress. Killing a single person does not define one as a serial killer.