A new study found four signs — Scorpio, Cancer, Sagittarius, and Pisces – account for nearly 40% of all serial killers. Arizona has had 156 serial killer victims, the No. 24 most in the country.
Americans have long been fascinated with serial killers like Ted Bundy, but with Halloween approaching, Gabby Petito’s murder, and the “Zodiac Killer” reportedly identified after nearly 55 years, interest in true crime is soaring. Despite decades of study, authorities remain puzzled by serial killers. Given astrology has grown into a $2.2 billion industry during the pandemic, we looked to the stars to unearth answers.
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Key findings about serial killers
Most Common Sign: Scorpio, Cancer, Sagittarius, and Pisces had 46 serial killers each. Aquarius and Libra (44), Capricorn (42), Virgo (40), Leo (39), Aries (38), Gemini and Taurus (27).
Deadliest Sign: Capricorns — despite having the No. 7 most killers — killed the most with 813 victims, an average of 19 per killer. Taurus killed the fewest at 204.
Deadliest Element: The water signs (Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio) accounted for the highest number of killers and victims — 28 percent of killers and 27 percent of victims.
Each Sign’s Top Killer: Cancer: Samuel Little, 61 victims; Aquarius: Gary Ridgway, 49; Aries: Donald Harvey, 37; Pisces: John Wayne Gacy, 33; Libra: Bill Longley, 32; Capricorn: Dean Corll, 28; Sagittarius: Ted Bundy, 28; Scorpio: Bell Gunness, 25; Taurus: Earle Nelson, 22; Virgo: Gerald Stano, 22; Gemini: Jeffrey Dahmer, 17; Leo: Joseph Cristopher and William Suff, 12.