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7 Infamous Left-Handed Criminals

Updated March 27, 2020 74.6k views7 items

It's widely known that left-handers are much less prevalent than their right-handed counterparts in society. In fact, it's estimated that lefties make up roughly 10% of the world's population. There are a variety of theories about why some people turn out to be left-handed, but no one knows for certain. Regardless, there have been many well-known and pivotal left-handed figures throughout history and in all walks of life, including former President Barack Obama, Prince William, Oprah, Mark Wahlberg, Justin Bieber, Tina Fey, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, and Rashida Jones, to name a few. Needless to say, some lefties can be found in the world of criminal activity too.  

Several of the most notorious serial killers of all-time were believed to have been 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.

This list contains information on some of the most famous left-handed criminals, loosely ranked by fame and notoriety. 

 

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