Peter Sutcliffe

Yorkshire Ripper

  Active for 6 years
(1975-1980) in United Kingdom




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  13. 10 Books About Peter Sutcliffe
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Peter Sutcliffe Sutcliffe killed 13 women between October 30, 1975, and November 17, 1980. Most victims were killed by a combination of bludgeoning and stabbing, and all but two were killed in the county of Yorkshire. Owing to the modus operandi and location of the murders, Sutcliffe became known as the "Yorkshire Ripper".

Peter Sutcliffe Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Peter Sutcliffe (aka) Yorkshire Ripper, was active for 6 years between 1975-1980, known to have ( 13 confirmed / 15 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Peter Sutcliffe was born (Peter William Sutcliffe) on June 2nd 1946 in Bingley, market town in the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford, in West Yorkshire, England..

Sutcliffe a male citizen of the United Kingdom.

In 1975 (Age 28/29) Peter Sutcliffe started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims.

Profile Completeness: 30%
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Peter Sutcliffe has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.

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Peter Sutcliffe
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Updated: 2018-10-09 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Peter Sutcliffe
Nickname: Yorkshire Ripper
Victims: 13 - 15
Years Active: 1975 - 1980
Ages Active: 28/29 - 33/34
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1946 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Gemini
May 21 - Jun 21
Birth Month: June
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: gravedigger, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jun 2, 1946
Birth Name: Peter William Sutcliffe
Family Name: Sutcliffe
Given Name: Peter
Birth Location: Bingley, market town in the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford, in West Yorkshire, England.
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Peter Sutcliffe

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Peter Sutcliffe. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jun 02 1946Peter Sutcliffe was born in Bingley, market town in the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford, in West Yorkshire, England..  #19460602
Jun 02 1966
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 28/29)
Peter Sutcliffe started his serial killing spree. #1975
Jun 02 1976
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 33/34)
Peter Sutcliffe ended his serial killing spree. #1980
Jun 02 1986
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jun 02 1996
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Jun 02 2006
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Jun 02 2016
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
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Books that Mention Peter Sutcliffe

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The Oxford University Press
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10 Books that mention Serial Killer
Peter Sutcliffe

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1784184187 Yorkshire Ripper 1
044019802x The Yorkshire ripper 1
0124042600 The Psychology of Serial... 5
1545489599 Serial Killer Peter Sutcl... 1
0199510849 The Oxford University Pre... 1
0571265049 Somebody's Husband, Someb... 1
1784186902 Yorkshire Ripper - The Se... 1
0007388810 Wicked Beyond Belief: The... 1
1317808169 Media & Entertainment Law... 3
1472116585 Deliver us from Evil 1

Peter William Coonan (born Peter William Sutcliffe; 2 June 1946) is an English serial killer who was dubbed the "Yorkshire Ripper" by the press. In 1981, Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others.Sutcliffe had allegedly regularly used the services of prostitutes in Leeds and Bradford.

External References
  1. Q523020 on, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  2. Peter Sutcliffe on, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Peter William SUTCLIFFE on, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  4. Peter Sutcliffe on, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
Internal References

Peter Sutcliffe is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #5 of 62[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  2. #6 of 34[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in June
  3. #8 of 40[ Page 1 ] of Gemini Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #122 of 651[ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #262 of 651[ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #580 of 651[ Page 39 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #582 of 651[ Page 39 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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