Peter Sutcliffe

1946 - Today

Peter Sutcliffe

Peter William Sutcliffe (born 2 June 1946), also known as Peter William Coonan, is a prolific English serial killer who was dubbed the 'Yorkshire Ripper' by the press. On 22 May 1981, Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others. He is serving 20 concurrent sentences of life imprisonment, which was increased to a whole life order in 2010. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Sutcliffe has received more than 3,640,370 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 152nd most popular extremist.

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  • 23

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  • 4.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Peter Sutcliffe ranks 151 out of 182Before him are Ibn al-Khattab, Stanley Williams, Irmgard Möller, Dick Turpin, John Christie, and Gary Gilmore. After him are Golden State Killer, Alexander Pichushkin, Ahmed Jabari, Fred West, John Hinckley Jr., and Ahmad Sa'adat.

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Among people born in 1946, Peter Sutcliffe ranks 357Before him are Mario Zenari, Ricky Bruch, Lesley Ann Warren, Gram Parsons, César Villanueva, and Andreas Katsulas. After him are Suzanne Somers, Chava Alberstein, Ognyan Gerdzhikov, Jüri Tarmak, José Guilherme Baldocchi, and Björn Granath.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Sutcliffe ranks 2,901 out of 5,347Before him are Steve Coogan (1965), W. V. D. Hodge (1903), Willie Watson (1920), Ranulph Fiennes (1944), John Arbuthnot (1667), and Ashley Montagu (1905). After him are Hywel Dda (880), Phil Manzanera (1951), Tony Atkinson (1944), Diana Dors (1931), Vic Buckingham (1915), and Michael Rennie (1909).

Among EXTREMISTS In United Kingdom

Among extremists born in United Kingdom, Peter Sutcliffe ranks 12Before him are Mary Bell (1957), John Bodkin Adams (1899), Harold Shipman (1946), John Haigh (null), Dennis Nilsen (1945), and Dick Turpin (1705). After him are Fred West (1941) and Tommy Robinson (null).