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Here are the top ten articles for the Crime Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Dumb Criminals I
Read some stories about one of my favorite subjects being dumb criminals

2. Wild Bill Hickok
Wild Bill Hickok was a legendary lawman and gunfighter in the old west and met his end during a card game when he was shot with cowardice from behind.

3. The Mike Tyson Rape Case
Before becoming famous as the boxer who would bite off part of an ear and threaten to eat children, Mike Tyson stood accused of raping a beauty pageant contestant in 1991. Read about the case and its outcome.

4. Forensic Scientists
Forensic scientists are crucial to helping police solve many crimes that are not easily solved, Often times forensic scientists are called into court to explain their findings during a criminal trial.

5. Camp Sumter at Andersonville
Camp Sumter, or as it is known today as Andersonville prison, was one of the worst atrocities of the Civil War. By the end of the Civil War, the 10,000 man prison held 45,000 Union prisoners.

6. The Origin of Organized Crime
Where do you think the American Mafia or organized crime originally began? It wasn't where you may think it was.

7. Old, Crazy Laws
Did you know that it is illegal to mail an entire building in the U.S.? This law came about because in 1916, to avoid high freight rates, a man mailed a 40,000-ton brick house across Utah. Shortly thereafter a law passed, making it illegal to mail an entire building anywhere in the United States.

8. Lena Baker
Lena Baker was an African American woman who was put to death in 1945 for a crime she may not have committed. The murder of her boss and lover, a white man named Ernest Knight.

9. The Rebecca Schaeffer Murder
Obsessed fan Robert John Bardo fixated on several celebrities in the 1980s. All would escape harm at his hands...except actress Rebecca Schaeffer.

10. Diane Downs - Killer Mom
Postal worker Diane Downs shocked the nation in 1983 when she stood accused of one of the most unthinkable crimes ever-killing one of her own children and attempting to murder the other two. Learn about the case and get updates here.



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