Jack the Ripper is the name given to the man who is probably the most infamous serial killer of all time. The unsolved murders committed by Jack the Ripper are among the most gruesome that England has ever seen. The killings occurred well over 100 years ago and yet this brutal killer’s nickname is as well known as that of some modern celebrities. He operated in Whitechapel and the surrounding London, England districts in 1888.
Jack the Ripper was described by witnesses as being a Caucasian man of average height. He was well dressed, when he was spotted. He likely had a working knowledge of human anatomy and was possibly a surgeon (or had some knowledge of surgical procedures). He was between 20-40 years of age. He is typically credited with five murders (all female prostitutes), but he may have committed more or less. There is no way of ascertaining the exact number. The following are the five murders widely accepted as his doing: