Golden State Killer

1945 - Today

Golden State Killer

Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. (born November 8, 1945) is an American serial killer, serial rapist, burglar, and former police officer who committed at least 13 murders, more than 50 rapes, and over 100 burglaries in California between 1974 and 1986. He was responsible for at least three crime sprees throughout California, each of which spawned a different nickname in the press, before it became evident that they were committed by the same offender. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Golden State Killer has received more than 8,293,565 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 153rd most popular extremist.

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  • 15

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  • 1.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.43

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Golden State Killer ranks 152 out of 182Before him are Stanley Williams, Irmgard Möller, Dick Turpin, John Christie, Gary Gilmore, and Peter Sutcliffe. After him are Alexander Pichushkin, Ahmed Jabari, Fred West, John Hinckley Jr., Ahmad Sa'adat, and John List.

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Among people born in 1945, Golden State Killer ranks 300Before him are Yu Zhengsheng, Meira Kumar, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Marsha P. Johnson, Saharon Shelah, and Marielle Goitschel. After him are David Chase, Lasse Berghagen, Robert T. Bakker, Nuruddin Farah, Marion Rung, and Katharine Houghton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Golden State Killer ranks 5,575 out of 12,171Before him are Aria Giovanni (1977), James Michael Harvey (1949), Samuel Garman (1843), Sonia Sotomayor (1954), Barton MacLane (1902), and Glenn Branca (1948). After him are Kate Mara (1983), Sonny Boy Williamson I (1914), Jim Steinman (1947), Gavin MacLeod (1931), Pruitt Taylor Vince (1960), and Henry Lee III (1756).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Golden State Killer ranks 48Before him are Bugs Moran (1893), Louis Farrakhan (1933), Nancy Spungen (1958), Charles Starkweather (null), Richard Chase (1950), and Stanley Williams (1953). After him are John Hinckley Jr. (1955), Joseph Paul Franklin (1950), Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold (1981), Anwar al-Awlaki (1971), Jared Fogle (1977), and Omar Mateen (1986).