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FBI 'Most Wanted' List (60th Anniversary, 2010) Top Ten Fugitives


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.
Fugitives Still At Large Include:
  • James "Whitey" Bulger (Boston mobster)
  • Osama bin Laden (since 1999).
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