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Unspeakable Crimes 9 Infamous Left-Handed Criminals  

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This list contains information on famous left-handed criminals, loosely ranked by fame and notoriety. Believe it or not, studies suggest that criminals have a higher likelihood of being left-handed than law-abiding citizens. In fact, up to 33 percent of all criminals are said to favor their left hand. Several high-profile killers and murderers have even been left-handed.

Who are some of the most famous left-handed killers? Osama bin Laden is among these criminal southpaws. According to the FBI, Osama bin Laden, who orchestrated the 9/11 attacks, was left-handed and walked with a cane. Japanese Prime Minister and war criminal Hideki Tōjō was left-handed as well.

Several of the most notorious serial killers of all-time were believed to be left-handed. The left-handed murderer Albert Henry DeSalvo, known as the Boston Strangler, was believed to be responsible for over 300 rapes and sexual assaults, in addition to his infamous killing spree. Jack the Ripper and Billy the Kid were also reportedly left-handed.

Why do you think that criminals have a higher frequency of being southpaws? 

Jack the Ripper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 9 Infamous Left-Handed Criminals
It is widely believed that the Jack the Ripper killings were done by a left-handed individual.
Jack the Ripper is the best known name given to an unidentified serial killer or killers active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. The ...more

Osama bin Laden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 9 Infamous Left-Handed Criminals
According to the FBI, Osama bin Laden was left-handed and walked with a cane.
Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was the founder of al-Qaeda, the militant organization that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks on the United States, along with numerous ...more

Hideki Tōjō is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 9 Infamous Left-Handed Criminals
Japanese Prime Minister and war criminal, Hideki Tōjō, was left-handed. He tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the heart with the gun in his left hand.
Hideki Tojo was a general of the Imperial Japanese Army, the leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association, and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during much of World War II, from October ...more

John Dillinger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 9 Infamous Left-Handed Criminals
Depression-era gangster John Dillinger was left-handed.
John Herbert Dillinger was an American gangster and a bank robber in the Depression-era United States. His gang robbed twenty four banks and four police stations. Dillinger escaped from jail ...more

Boston Strangler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 9 Infamous Left-Handed Criminals
The left-handed murderer Albert Henry DeSalvo, known as the Boston Strangler, was believed to be responsible for over 300 rapes and sexual assaults, in addition to his infamous killing spree. The Boston Strangler is a name given to the murderer of 13 women in the Boston area, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, in the early 1960s. The crimes were attributed to Albert DeSalvo based on ...more

Billy the Kid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 9 Infamous Left-Handed Criminals
Billy the Kid was said to have held his gun in his right hand and his knife in his left, leading to speculation that he was left-handed. William H. Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid and also known as William Antrim, was a 19th-century gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the ...more

John Wesley Hardin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 9 Infamous Left-Handed Criminals
Gunslinger John Wesley Hardin was reportedly left-handed. John Wesley Hardin was an American outlaw, gunfighter, and controversial folk icon of the Old West. Hardin found himself in trouble with the law at an early age, and spent the majority of his ...more

Donald Neilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 9 Infamous Left-Handed Criminals
British murderer Donald Nelison (aka Black Panther) was left-handed.
Donald Neilson, born Donald Nappey and also known as the "Black Panther", was a British armed robber who murdered multiple people. Following three murders committed during robberies of ...more

Tony Rampino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 9 Infamous Left-Handed Criminals
Tony Rampino Gambino Family associate Tony Rampino, akaTony Roach, is reportedly left-handed. Anthony J. Rampino, also known as "Tony Roach", was a Gambino crime family mobster who was involved in truck hijacking and drug trafficking.