25 Interesting Facts About Jack The Ripper You Might Not Be Aware Of

Many of the most petrifying acts of violence in history have been committed by serial killers. Always looking for their next victim, these murderers kill again and again, never fully satisfied by their bloody deeds. Their twisted motivations—and even more twisted techniques— make them some of the most sickening and frightening criminals who ever lived. However, probably the scariest serial killer trait is the fact that many serial killers look like any average member of the community. They might even seem like someone you could trust with your kids.

The first recorded serial killers date back to the Roman Empire when a group of matrons were said to have poisoned men using a deadly ring, but the very first man who managed to shock the world with his brutal crimes was the man we all know as Jack the Ripper. From August 7 to September 10, 1888, he terrorized the Whitechapel district in London’s East End. Since then, his name has been synonymous with terror and today he remains one of England’s, as well as the world’s, most infamous criminals and arguably the most famous serial killer in history. Get ready because today we bring 25 Interesting Facts About Jack The Ripper you might not be aware of.

Subscribe to List25


The harsh reality of that era was that countless “ladies of the night” were subjected to violent attacks, which in some cases resulted in their deaths. According to criminal psychology we learn that serial killers tend to have a very good grasp of other people’s emotions and are quick to pick up on any vulnerability or weakness in order to convince them into doing things they normally wouldn’t. That's why it is believed that Jack the Ripper was probably a kind charmer while approaching his victims. 

ProstitutesSource: jack-the-ripper.org, Image: touteslesnouvelles.com

The East End was a district viewed by respectable London society with either compassion or contempt. Despite being an area where skilled immigrants, mainly Jews and Russians, came to start a new life and build up businesses, the district was notorious for extreme poverty, violence, and crime. According to modern-day criminal investigations, this was the main reason Jack the Ripper picked the specific area to commit his horrendous crimes.

Source: jack-the-ripper.org, Image: commons.wikimedia.org Source: jack-the-ripper.org, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

The gruesome murders of prostitutes in Whitechapel caused an uproar in London and people demanded that the police act effectively to solve the case, but nothing could ever be proven about Jack the Ripper’s identity.

Source: jack-the-ripper.org, Image: en.wikipedia.orgSource: jack-the-ripper.org, Image: en.wikipedia.org

Although psychologists cannot claim anything about a man they never met, they still assume he hated women and thought them lowly and worthless. The extent of this hatred was beyond limits and this is the reason why he distorted their faces in an effort to destroy their identities. According to other theories however, he was just a maniac who suffered from mental illness, which is the reason he brutally killed and butchered prostitutes, mutilating their bodies and removing their organs.

Source: jack-the-ripper.org, Image: en.wikipedia.orgSource: jack-the-ripper.org, Image: en.wikipedia.org

Many historians and most professionals in the medical field of his time who inspected the corpses agreed that he must have had strong knowledge of what he was doing and how he had to do it.

US_Navy_080622-N-0827C-031_DrSource: jack-the-ripper.org, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

SEE ALSO: 25 Awesome Movies You Probably Haven't Seen »

NOW WATCH: 25 Bizarre Cat Facts You Need To Know

Subscribe to List25

What do you think?

-3 points
Upvote Downvote
25 Hot Toys Your Child Will Want This Holiday Season

25 Hot Toys Your Child Will Want This Holiday Season

Link25 (162) – Hurricane Patricia Edition

Link25 (162) – Hurricane Patricia Edition