Serial killers and their Zodiac signs. Which star sign is the most common?

Not so long ago, I came across a video about serial killers and their respective Zodiac signs. The video in question was more of a “joke” than a factual list. The creator had clearly cherry picked certain serial killers in order to make it seem as though one star sign was worse than the others.

However, it did get me thinking. Which star signs do have the most serial killers? Although I don’t personally believe that a person’s Zodiac sign defines who they are, it is still an interesting argument to settle.

serial killer star signs

For instance, are Geminis more likely to become serial killers than Scorpios? Are Libras completely innocent? Or are Leos the real danger that we should be watching out for?

The worst serial killers and their star signs.

To figure all of this out, I compiled a list of 161 serial killers from 30 different countries. This list contains the worst serial killers that were born between 1900 and 2000. These are killers with the highest number of probable murders.

After that, I then wrote a custom script that calculated each serial killer’s Zodiac sign.

So, without further ado, here are the results.

  • Pisces: 19 serial killers.
  • Scorpio: 17.
  • Sagittarius: 17.
  • Aquarius: 15.
  • Capricorn: 15.
  • Aries: 14.
  • Cancer: 13.
  • Taurus: 12.
  • Gemini: 11.
  • Leo: 10.
  • Libra: 10.
  • Virgo: 8.

As you can see in the list above, Pisces was the “worst” star sign for serial killers. In this list, 11.8% of serial killers were Pisces.  This zodiac sign was followed closely by Scorpio and Sagittarius, both of which were 10.56%. Meanwhile, Virgo is the sign that had the least amount of serial killers (4.97%).

What’s funny about this result is that the horoscope information for Pisces lists the sign as being “gentle” and “compassionate”. It is also said that they dislike “cruelty of any kind”.

They might want to rethink that overview.

Star signs of the worst American serial killers.

I also distilled the results down by American serial killers, just to see if the results were similar. In this case, 61 of the 161 people on my list were Americans (37.89%).

Here are the results:

  • Pisces: 9 American serial killers.
  • Scorpio: 8.
  • Gemini: 8.
  • Capricorn: 6.
  • Aries: 5.
  • Sagittarius: 5.
  • Leo: 4.
  • Virgo: 4.
  • Aquarius: 3.
  • Libra: 3.
  • Taurus: 3.
  • Cancer: 3.

Pisces still took the top spot (14.75%). However, Gemini jumped up a few places and Sagittarius dropped down into the middle. Furthermore, Virgo is no longer as “innocent”. Instead, serial killers in the USA were less likely to be Aquarius, Libra, Taurus or Cancer.

Be careful about drawing conclusions from statistics.

Does this mean that people who are born between February 19 – March 20 are more likely to become serial killers? I honestly doubt it. Statistics can be a funny thing, and you can often bend them to suit a certain narrative. For example, we could look at the above figures and conclude that Pisces are more likely to be caught than Geminis. Similarly, we could also flip that statement around and say that Pisces are able to kill more people before authorities can put a stop to them.

Perhaps there are more Libra serial killers than any other star sign? Maybe they didn’t make it into this list of the “worst serial killers” because they all got caught after their second or third kill?

As you can see, there are multiple ways to interpret these “stats”. If I were to add another 161 serial killers to my list, it would probably change the results completely.

In other words, don’t read too much into this. These statistics were generated for fun. There are other far more important driving factors behind why serial killers kill.

List of serial killers by star signs.

Here is a complete list of serial killers by their star signs. This list also includes their nationality, date of birth and the number of victims that they are likely to have killed.

Aquarius Serial Killers.

Serial killers that have the star sign Aquarius.

  • Daniel Camargo Barbosa: Colombia – Born 22 Jan 1930 – Victims: 72
  • Gary Ridgway: USA – Born 18 Feb 1949 – Victims: 49
  • Joel Rifkin: USA – Born 20 Jan 1959 – Victims: 9
  • Juan Corona: Mexico – Born 07 Feb 1934 – Victims: 25
  • Luis Garavito: Colombia – Born 25 Jan 1957 – Victims: 138
  • Manuel Delgado Villegas: Spain – Born 25 Jan 1943 – Victims: 7
  • Mohammed Bijeh: Iran – Born 07 Feb 1982 – Victims: 16
  • Robert Hansen: USA – Born 15 Feb 1939 – Victims: 15
  • Robledo Puch: Argentina – Born 22 Jan 1952 – Victims: 11
  • Stanislav Rogolev: Russia – Born 14 Feb 1941 – Victims: 10
  • Tiago Henrique Gomes da Rocha: Brazil – Born 04 Feb 1988 – Victims: 39
  • Very Idham Henyansyah: Indonesia – Born 01 Feb 1978 – Victims: 11
  • Władysław Mazurkiewicz: Poland – Born 31 Jan 1911 – Victims: 6
  • Yoshio Kodaira: Japan – Born 28 Jan 1905 – Victims: 8
  • Zhou Kehua: Chile – Born 06 Feb 1970 – Victims: 10

Aries Serial Killers.

Serial killers that have the star sign Aries.

  • Abdufatto Zamanov: Russia – Born 07 Apr 1973 – Victims: 14
  • Alexander Bychkov: Russia – Born 01 Apr 1988 – Victims: 9
  • Alexander Pichushkin: Russia – Born 09 Apr 1974 – Victims: 48
  • Charles Sobhraj: France – Born 06 Apr 1944 – Victims: 12
  • Gennady Mikhasevich: Belarus – Born 07 Apr 1947 – Victims: 36
  • Herb Baumeister: USA – Born 07 Apr 1947 – Victims: 11
  • Herbert Mullin: USA – Born 18 Apr 1947 – Victims: 13
  • Joachim Kroll: Germany – Born 17 Apr 1933 – Victims: 14
  • Joseph Paul Franklin: USA – Born 13 Apr 1950 – Victims: 8
  • Keith Hunter Jesperson: Canada – Born 06 Apr 1955 – Victims: 8
  • Kenneth McDuff: USA – Born 21 Mar 1946 – Victims: 9
  • Michel Fourniret: France – Born 04 Apr 1942 – Victims: 16
  • Paul John Knowles: USA – Born 17 Apr 1946 – Victims: 18
  • Yoo Young-chul: South Korea – Born 18 Apr 1970 – Victims: 21

Cancer Serial Killers.

Serial killers that have the star sign Cancer.

  • Charles Ray Hatcher: USA – Born 16 Jul 1929 – Victims: 16
  • Donato Bilancia: Italy – Born 10 Jul 1951 – Victims: 17
  • Gong Runbo: China – Born 06 Jul 1973 – Victims: 6
  • Julio Pérez Silva: Chile – Born 15 Jul 1963 – Victims: 14
  • Kenneth Erskine: United Kingdom – Born 01 Jul 1963 – Victims: 7
  • Maurizio Minghella: Italy – Born 16 Jul 1958 – Victims: 15
  • Michael Wayne McGray: Canada – Born 11 Jul 1965 – Victims: 7
  • Pedro Rodrigues Filho: Brazil – Born 17 Jul 1954 – Victims: 71
  • Rudolf Pleil: Germany – Born 07 Jul 1924 – Victims: 10
  • Sergei Dovzhenko: Ukraine – Born 30 Jun 1972 – Victims: 17
  • Thomas Dillon: USA – Born 09 Jul 1950 – Victims: 5
  • Tommy Lynn Sells: USA – Born 28 Jun 1964 – Victims: 20
  • Volker Eckert: Germany – Born 01 Jul 1959 – Victims: 9

Capricorn Serial Killers.

Serial killers that have the star sign Capricorn.

  • Clifford Olson: Canada – Born 01 Jan 1940 – Victims: 11
  • Ivan Milat: Australia – Born 27 Dec 1944 – Victims: 7
  • Joseph Naso: USA – Born 07 Jan 1934 – Victims: 6
  • Juana Barraza: Mexico – Born 27 Dec 1957 – Victims: 11
  • Marcelo Costa de Andrade: Brazil – Born 02 Jan 1967 – Victims: 14
  • Nikolai Dudin: Russia – Born 22 Dec 1973 – Victims: 13
  • Norman Afzal Simons: South Africa – Born 12 Jan 1967 – Victims: 9
  • Randall Woodfield: USA – Born 26 Dec 1950 – Victims: 18
  • Ronald Dominique: USA – Born 09 Jan 1964 – Victims: 23
  • Sergei Ryakhovsky: Russia – Born 29 Dec 1962 – Victims: 19
  • Terry Peder Rasmussen: USA – Born 23 Dec 1943 – Victims: 6
  • Vasiliy Kulik: Russia – Born 17 Jan 1956 – Victims: 13
  • Vaughn Greenwood: USA – Born 19 Jan 1944 – Victims: 11
  • Wang Qiang: China – Born 16 Jan 1975 – Victims: 45
  • William Bonin: USA – Born 08 Jan 1947 – Victims: 21

Gemini Serial Killers.

Serial killers that have the star sign Gemini.

  • András Pándy: Belgium – Born 01 Jun 1927 – Victims: 6
  • Arthur Shawcross: USA – Born 06 Jun 1945 – Victims: 14
  • Daniel Lee Siebert: USA – Born 17 Jun 1954 – Victims: 10
  • David Berkowitz: USA – Born 01 Jun 1953 – Victims: 6
  • Francisco García Escalero: Spain – Born 24 May 1948 – Victims: 11
  • Jeffrey Dahmer: USA – Born 21 May 1960 – Victims: 16
  • Kenneth Bianchi: USA – Born 22 May 1951 – Victims: 12
  • Lorenzo Gilyard: USA – Born 24 May 1950 – Victims: 13
  • Peter Sutcliffe: United Kingdom – Born 02 Jun 1946 – Victims: 13
  • Robert Lee Yates: USA – Born 27 May 1952 – Victims: 16
  • Samuel Little: USA – Born 07 Jun 1940 – Victims: 50

Leo Serial Killers.

Serial killers that have the star sign Leo.

  • Anatoly Onoprienko: Ukraine – Born 25 Jul 1959 – Victims: 52
  • Anthony Sowell: USA – Born 19 Aug 1959 – Victims: 11
  • Bruce George Peter Lee: United Kingdom – Born 31 Jul 1960 – Victims: 26
  • Jack Unterweger: Austria – Born 16 Aug 1951 – Victims: 11
  • John Floyd Thomas Jr.: USA – Born 26 Jul 1936 – Victims: 7
  • Joseph Christopher: USA – Born 26 Jul 1955 – Victims: 12
  • William Suff: USA – Born 20 Aug 1950 – Victims: 12
  • Yang Xinhai: China – Born 29 Jul 1968 – Victims: 67
  • Zhang Jun: China – Born 05 Aug 1966 – Victims: 28
  • Ángel Maturino Reséndiz: Mexico – Born 01 Aug 1959 – Victims: 15

Libra Serial Killers.

Serial killers that have the star sign Libra.

  • Andrei Chikatilo: Russia – Born 16 Oct 1936 – Victims: 52
  • Angelo Buono Jr.: USA – Born 05 Oct 1934 – Victims: 10
  • Bobby Joe Long: USA – Born 14 Oct 1953 – Victims: 10
  • Bruce McArthur: Canada – Born 08 Oct 1951 – Victims: 8
  • Eduard Shemyakov: Ukraine – Born 30 Sep 1975 – Victims: 10
  • Kang Ho-sun: South Korea – Born 10 Oct 1969 – Victims: 10
  • Luis Gregorio Ramírez Maestre: Colombia – Born 30 Sep 1980 – Victims: 30
  • Manuel Octavio Bermúdez: Colombia – Born 15 Oct 1961 – Victims: 21
  • Patrick Kearney: USA – Born 24 Sep 1939 – Victims: 21
  • Pedro López: Colombia – Born 08 Oct 1948 – Victims: 110

Pisces Serial Killers.

Serial killers that have the star sign Pisces.

  • Alexander Spesivtsev: Russia – Born 01 Mar 1970 – Victims: 19
  • Andre Crawford: USA – Born 20 Mar 1962 – Victims: 11
  • Charlie Brandt: USA – Born 23 Feb 1957 – Victims: 4
  • Christopher Wilder: Australia – Born 13 Mar 1945 – Victims: 8
  • Denis Pischikov: Russia – Born 12 Mar 1983 – Victims: 14
  • Dennis Rader (BTK): USA – Born 09 Mar 1945 – Victims: 10
  • Donald Henry Gaskins: USA – Born 13 Mar 1933 – Victims: 12
  • Francis Heaulme: France – Born 25 Feb 1959 – Victims: 9
  • Jeong Nam-gyu: South Korea – Born 01 Mar 1969 – Victims: 14
  • Joe Metheny: USA – Born 02 Mar 1955 – Victims: 5
  • John Wayne Gacy: USA – Born 17 Mar 1942 – Victims: 33
  • Juan Fernando Hermosa: Ecuador – Born 28 Feb 1976 – Victims: 22
  • Michel Peiry: Switzerland – Born 28 Feb 1959 – Victims: 5
  • Mikhail Popkov: Russia – Born 07 Mar 1964 – Victims: 83
  • Pedro Pablo Nakada Ludeña: Peru – Born 28 Feb 1973 – Victims: 17
  • Randy Kraft: USA – Born 19 Mar 1945 – Victims: 16
  • Richard Ramirez: USA – Born 29 Feb 1960 – Victims: 13
  • Robert Joseph Silveria Jr.: USA – Born 03 Mar 1959 – Victims: 9
  • Viktor Fokin: Russia – Born 19 Feb 1935 – Victims: 9

Sagittarius Serial Killers.

Serial killers that have the star sign Sagittarius.

  • Ahmad Suradji: Indonesia – Born 12 Dec 1952 – Victims: 42
  • Dennis Nilsen: United Kingdom – Born 23 Nov 1945 – Victims: 12
  • Edmund Kemper: USA – Born 18 Dec 1948 – Victims: 10
  • Fernando Hernández Leyva: Mexico – Born 30 Nov 1964 – Victims: 33
  • Francisco de Assis Pereira: Brazil – Born 29 Nov 1967 – Victims: 11
  • Gilbert Paul Jordan: Canada – Born 12 Dec 1931 – Victims: 8
  • Jake Bird: USA – Born 14 Dec 1901 – Victims: 13
  • John Wayne Glover: United Kingdom – Born 26 Nov 1932 – Victims: 6
  • José Antonio Rodríguez Vega: Spain – Born 03 Dec 1957 – Victims: 16
  • Larry Eyler: USA – Born 21 Dec 1952 – Victims: 19
  • Richard Cottingham: USA – Born 25 Nov 1946 – Victims: 9
  • Robert Joe Wagner: Australia – Born 28 Nov 1971 – Victims: 10
  • Sergey Golovkin: Russia – Born 26 Nov 1959 – Victims: 11
  • Ted Bundy: USA – Born 24 Nov 1946 – Victims: 35
  • Thierry Paulin: France – Born 28 Nov 1963 – Victims: 18
  • Yevgeny Petrov: Russia – Born 17 Dec 1975 – Victims: 11
  • Yvan Keller: France – Born 13 Dec 1960 – Victims: 23

Scorpio Serial Killers.

Serial killers that have the star sign Scorpio.

  • Carl Eugene Watts: USA – Born 07 Nov 1953 – Victims: 14
  • Chester Turner: USA – Born 05 Nov 1966 – Victims: 15
  • Derrick Todd Lee: USA – Born 05 Nov 1968 – Victims: 7
  • Florisvaldo de Oliveira: Brazil – Born 18 Nov 1958 – Victims: 50
  • Gao Chengyong: China – Born 10 Nov 1964 – Victims: 11
  • Henry Louis Wallace: USA – Born 04 Nov 1965 – Victims: 11
  • Huang Yong: China – Born 18 Nov 1974 – Victims: 17
  • Joseph James DeAngelo: USA – Born 08 Nov 1945 – Victims: 12
  • Maury Travis: USA – Born 25 Oct 1965 – Victims: 12
  • Moses Sithole: South Africa – Born 17 Nov 1964 – Victims: 38
  • Nannie Doss: USA – Born 04 Nov 1905 – Victims: 11
  • Nikolai Dzhumagaliev: Russia – Born 15 Nov 1952 – Victims: 10
  • Pierre Chanal: France – Born 18 Nov 1946 – Victims: 8
  • Roger Dale Stafford: USA – Born 04 Nov 1951 – Victims: 43
  • Stewart Wilken: South Africa – Born 11 Nov 1966 – Victims: 10
  • Vladimir Mirgorod: Russia – Born 01 Nov 1979 – Victims: 16
  • Willy Pickton: Canada – Born 24 Oct 1949 – Victims: 49

Taurus Serial Killers.

Serial killers that have the star sign Taurus.

  • Anatoly Sedykh: Russia – Born 20 Apr 1963 – Victims: 12
  • Carroll Cole: USA – Born 09 May 1938 – Victims: 16
  • David Carpenter: USA – Born 06 May 1930 – Victims: 8
  • Dorángel Vargas: Venezuela – Born 14 May 1957 – Victims: 15
  • Milton Johnson: USA – Born 15 May 1950 – Victims: 10
  • Oleg Kuznetsov: Russia – Born 30 Apr 1969 – Victims: 10
  • Sergey Cherny: Russia – Born 11 May 1977 – Victims: 10
  • Sergey Shipilov: Russia – Born 17 May 1959 – Victims: 14
  • Serhiy Tkach: Ukraine – Born 15 May 1952 – Victims: 37
  • Steve Wright: United Kingdom – Born 24 Apr 1958 – Victims: 5
  • Tamara Samsonova: Russia – Born 25 Apr 1947 – Victims: 13
  • Zdzisław Marchwicki: Poland – Born 29 Apr 1977 – Victims: 14

Virgo Serial Killers.

Serial killers that have the star sign Virgo.

  • Adnan Çolak: Turkey – Born 05 Sep 1952 – Victims: 11
  • Benjamin Atkins: USA – Born 26 Aug 1968 – Victims: 11
  • John Justin Bunting: Australia – Born 04 Sep 1966 – Victims: 11
  • Kiyotaka Katsuta: Japan – Born 29 Aug 1948 – Victims: 8
  • Lonnie David Franklin Jr.: USA – Born 30 Aug 1952 – Victims: 10
  • Richard Biegenwald: USA – Born 24 Aug 1940 – Victims: 9
  • Rodney Alcala: USA – Born 23 Aug 1943 – Victims: 8
  • Vladimir Kuzmin: Russia – Born 14 Sep 1965 – Victims: 7

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