America’s Most Wanted

America’s Most Wanted

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America’s Most Wanted
Finding America’s Most Wanted


In the United States, there are many different wanted lists based on the level of government as well as the agency involved. The most commonly known one in the United States is the Federal Bureau of Investigations most wanted list.


Different FBI Wanted Lists
The FBI has different lists based on the crimes.
Ten Most Wanted
Most Wanted Terrorists
Crime Alerts
Crimes Against Children
Parental Kidnappings
The Ten Most Wanted List is one of the most well know FBI list that have been in existence since March of 1950. The list was designed by the FBI with the country’s new media in order to publicize dangerous fugitives in order to receive more public assistance in tracking these fugitives. These names are chosen by the 56 field offices of the FBI who submit their candidates for the list to the Criminal Investigative Division. Selected candidates are approved by the Assistant director and then the FBI’s director.
In order to be on the list, an individual must have a long record of committing crimes or be a very dangerous menace to society. The case must also benefit from public awareness. The first person to be put on the list was Thomas James Holden, who had murdered his wife and two of her relatives. Since then 949 fugitives have been put on the list, while 464 of them have been located or apprehended.
Currently the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives are:
Jason Derek Brown
Joe Luis Saenz
Victor Manuel Gerena
Eduardo Ravelo
Robert William Fisher
Alexis Flores
Semion Mogilevich
Glen Stewart Godwin
James J. Bulger
Osama Bin Laden (who is now deceased)


Other Most Wanted Lists
Other agencies and governments have their own most wanted lists as well.
The Drug Enforcement Administration maintains their own lists of most wanted fugitives based on Field Division. They also keep a list of major international fugitives as well.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and firearms has a wanted list.
Environmental Protection Agency’s list of fugitives includes those who have broken the EPA’s rules.
U.S. Marshal’s Most Wanted list consists of those with a history of many violent crimes who are possibly armed and dangerous.
U.S. Postal Inspection Service has a list for those who have committed robbery, mail fraud, harming postal employees, and other crimes.
Secret Service Most wanted Fugitives
Interpol International Police Organization
Many states also have their own most wanted lists that are maintained by a specific department for each state. For example, California’s most wanted list is kept by the Department of Justice, while New York’s list is kept by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. 

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