This country has always had a huge fascination with serial killers. There is just something about the kind of deranged mind it takes to take lives for pleasure that we seem to feel an innate drive to understand, or at least can’t get enough of in the media. For your entertainment, we thought we would list some of the top historical serial killer in America. Before we get into it though, know that that your chances of falling victim to a serial killer are abysmally low, and are even further reduced with self defense and home security systems like our pepper spray home defense products. That being said, enjoy this list of some of the most notorious historical US serial killers.

Juan Corona

In 1971, 25 itinerant laborers were found buried in shallow graves around fruit orchards in Sutter County. The tragedy was linked back to one Juan Corona, who was sentenced with life in prison for his crimes. His job at the time was to supply workers to ranchers who needed the help, and he even maintained a living quarters for them. His job likely played a hand in his ability to murder so many people.

Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos was tied to the murders of six different men, and was executed for them in 2002 in the state of Florida. At the time of the murders, she was supporting herself through prostitution. Both during and after her trial, she maintained that all six of the murders were done in self defense.

Robert Hansen

Convicted in Alaska for the murder of an unknown amount of women, Robert Hansen died in prison on the 21st of August, 2014. In the 1970s, Anchorage had a huge boom with the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, which Hansen took advantage of to commit his murders.

Jeffrey Dahmer

Known as the “Milwaukee Cannibal”, Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted for sexually assaulting, murdering, dismembering, and even cannibalizing some of his victims. There were 15 murders in total that he went to trial for, which earned him a life imprisonment sentence in 1992. He was convicted of one additional murder in Ohio at a later date. Dahmer died in prison after sustaining physical injuries from a beating by another inmate.

Wayne Williams

Back in 1979-1981, Wayne Williams was connected to a huge string of Atlanta child murders. However, he was only convicted for the murder of two men in 1982. Though the police indicate that Williams is responsible for 23 of the 29 child murders during that period, he still maintains his innocence to this very day.


Hopefully this list proved interesting. Serial killers are extremely rare, and not something to consciously worry over. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared in the case of an attack though. To protect yourself in your home, our pepper spray home defense systems will incapacitate any intruders that enters, giving plenty of time for the authorities to pick them up. If you’d like to know more about how our spray defense systems can protect your home, please feel free to reach out for more information.