Women are not equal on this list

Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Question:

How many women have been on the FBI's Most Wanted List?

The Answer:

The first woman on the list, Ruth Eisemann-Schier, was added in 1968 for kidnaping, extortion, and other crimes. The list was created in March 1950, and nearly 500 people have been on the list since. For an updated list and answers to frequently asked questions, including the number of women on the list, see: FBI's Most Wanted List..

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