THE ELEVEN WHITECHAPEL MURDER VICTIMS
Although it is widely believed that ‘Jack the Ripper’ had five victims, it is possible that there were many more. And, as he was never caught, we don’t know for sure how many were slain by the same hand.
The official Metropolitan Police file now held at the National Archives is titled the ‘Whitechapel Murders’, and contains the details of eleven deaths between April 1888 and February 1891.
There were other attacks in the area which were linked to the Ripper by the press, no doubt in an attempt to sell newspapers, such as that on Annie Farmer, who survived a minor cut to the throat (and indeed may have inflicted it herself), and murders committed away from the East End but initially reported as the Ripper changing districts as Whitechapel had become ‘too hot’ for him.
This 30-page PDF document presents biographical information on all eleven victims in the official file, in chronological order.
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