Some of you may be familiar (hi Mom!) with the CBS show Criminal Minds, about the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit, which profiles serial killers. I came across this bit of info yesterday on The Hairpin, and it's something I have thought about while watching the show:
"In the entire history of the United States there have been 183 identified serial killers and 25 unidentified. Meanwhile, the Criminal Minds team has managed to identify and/or catch more than 150 of them in just seven years."