A collection of real-life criminals mentioned or referenced in Criminal Minds.

Serial Killers

For all serial killers, see here.

Rampage Killers

For all rampage killers (spree killers and mass murderers), see here.

Suspected Serial Killers

For all suspected serial killers, see here.

Serial Bombers

For all serial bombers, see here.

Serial Arsonists

For all serial arsonists, see here.

Serial Rapists

For all serial rapists, see here.


For all assassins, see here.


For all abductors, see here.

Cult Leaders

For all cult leaders, see here.

Con Artists

For all con artists, see here.

Other Criminals

For all miscellaneous criminals, see here.


For all terrorists, see here.

Criminal Cases

For all miscellaneous cases, see here.