45% of serial killing sprees lasted less than a year, according to a study of 1,258 such cases. A combination of multiple killing methods and atypical methods predicted longer murder series, while the moving of the victim’s body predicted shorter duration in the series.

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*known serial killing sprees.


The BTK killer killed everyone where he found them and he didn’t get caught until like 20 years later. Probably would still be on the loose if he wasn’t such a idiot


Did i miss it or does the paper not suggest why they stop? Do they get “better “ or just take a break?


I’m too lazy to be a serial killer. I’ve never wanted to murder someone, but even if I did — it seems like a ton of work for literally zero reward.


Stop moving the bodies, good to know. Thanks OP!