Golden State Killer

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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, 50 rapes, and 120 burglaries across California between 1973 and 1986. DeAngelo 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 9,368,728 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Golden State Killer is the 131st most popular extremist (up from 150th in 2019), the 3,486th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,570th in 2019) and the 46th most popular American Extremist.

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Among extremists, Golden State Killer ranks 131 out of 205. Before him are Louis Farrakhan, Elisabeth Becker, Robert Ford, Jack Unterweger, Jalaluddin Haqqani, and Carl Panzram. After him are Dean Corll, Stand Watie, John Haigh, Nancy Spungen, Joseph Kony, and Richard Ramirez.

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Among people born in 1945, Golden State Killer ranks 196Before him are Eric Woolfson, José Manuel Fuente, Anselm Grün, John Carlos, Brenda Fricker, and Adam Zagajewski. After him are Michael Nouri, Marianne Sägebrecht, Radu Lupu, Richard Henderson, Baghdadi Mahmudi, and Aurore Clément.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Golden State Killer ranks 3,486 out of 15,968. Before him are Gregg L. Semenza (1956), Leo Frank (1884), Katherine Helmond (1929), Patti Page (1927), Veronica Avluv (1972), and John Milius (1944). After him are Charles Curtis (1860), Richard Conte (1910), Gloria Foster (1933), Bud Abbott (1897), Peter Senge (1947), and John Henry Schwarz (1941).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Golden State Killer ranks 46Before him are Jerry Brudos (1939), Robert Stroud (1890), Patty Hearst (1954), Louis Farrakhan (1933), Robert Ford (1862), and Carl Panzram (1892). After him are Dean Corll (1939), Stand Watie (1806), Nancy Spungen (1958), Richard Ramirez (1960), Frank James (1843), and Stanley Williams (1953).