FBI's Ten Most Wanted FugitivesFounded back in 1950, FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list has been home to the names of some of the most notorious criminals in American history.
The concept for this infamous catalog was born from a conversation between J. Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the FBI, and a reporter from the International News Service. The reporter was looking for a feature story for "the worst guys" around. Hoover provided him with a list of the "toughest guys" the Bureau was after, and the resulting article created such a buzz that it led to the formal establishment of the official FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
Since its inception, over 500 names have graced the list, with a surprisingly high success rate. Nearly 500 of those individuals have been located, many thanks to tips from the public. These captures have demonstrated the list's value in raising public awareness and assistance in apprehending these fugitives.
Listed below are the current names that make up this historic roster. Remember, the faces and stories you're about to encounter aren't characters from a crime novel or a blockbuster movie. These are real people who have managed to elude the FBI and are considered armed and extremely dangerous.
The list reflects a variety of serious crimes, from murder and terrorism to racketeering and cybercrime. It's a stark reminder of the real-life villains out there in the world.
But, let's not forget the other side of the coin. This list represents the relentless work by the men and women of the FBI, and the public's crucial role in assisting law enforcement.
Source: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten, Created on 7/16/2023
The Top Ten