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?
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 WWII, from October 17, 1941 ...more