When the Golden State Killer was caught in 2018 — more than three decades after his crimes — the country was stunned. But these horrific murders are not unfamiliar to Americans. In fact, the United States has the most known serial killers than any other country.
As early as the 1800s, the United States has seen killers who murdered on a massive scale. Since then, the country has become captivated with true crime, particularly serial killers. Shows like Netflix’s “Mindhunter” or books like “I’ll be Gone in the Dark” try to get into the minds of these terrifying killers to learn about motives and tactics.