FBI 'Most Wanted' List Facts:
- Celebrating it's 60th anniversary (2010).
- This list includes the FBI's top 10 most wanted fugitives.
- The list was officially launched by FBI director J Edgar Hoover, on 14th March 1950.
- The FBI protocol for who qualifies for the Top Ten fugitives list - includes that they must be a "menace to society" & should not already be notorious (though Osama bin Laden breaks this rule).
- In the 1950s the list was mostly - robbers, murderers & mobsters.
- Early 1970s - militant political radicals were targets.
- 1990s - Islamic terrorists were a priority.
- Current days - mainly kidnappers & murderers.
- From the initial days of posters the 'Most Wanted' list has gone electronic with links available on Facebook & many mobile phones.
- The list also has linked with the TV program 'America's Most Wanted' on Fox TV (their longest-running programme).
- There have been, since inception, 494 fugitives who have appeared on the FBI list.
- To date, 463 of these fugitives have been discovered & captured.
- James "Whitey" Bulger (Boston mobster)
- Osama bin Laden (since 1999).
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