For whatever reason, we seem to be obsessed with serial killers.  Whether it's a Netflix series, a documentary, or a podcast, folks have long been intrigued with people that kill.

There is something about learning about the background of the killer in question.  Where did they grow up? How was their childhood? Did something traumatic happen to them?  Maybe in some sort of weird way, we're all trying to understand why they did what they did.

Or maybe we're a little twisted as well.

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Montana is no stranger to serial killers there's David Meirhofer, Nathanial Bar-Jonah, and the Missoula Mauler Wayne Nance In fact, you can check out this Youtube video about the Missoula Mauler here.

In fact, one of the most talked about and sought-after killers in United States history was living in Montana when he was apprehended. Back on April 3rd, 1996, Federal Law Enforcement took Ted Kaczynski in custody just outside of Lincoln, Montana.  Kaczynski, known as the Unibomber, had puzzled law enforcement for years before he was captured at his remote Montana cabin.

So, where does Montana rank when it comes to serial killings? According to data from world population review, Montana is ranked in the Top 20 when it comes to serial killer victims per 100,000 thousand people.

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The 2023 data shows Montana coming in ranked 15th. You might be wondering what that actually means, so let's break it down.

The information states that Montana has 4.22 victims per 100,000 thousand people living in the state. While that doesn't come close to the top (which is the District of Columbia with 23.61 victims per 100,000) it does put us up there with states like California, Ohio, and Michigan which certainly seems alarming.


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