Where Can a List of the FBI's Current Ten Most Wanted Fugitives Be Found?


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The FBI's current listing of its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives can be found at the FBI website. The FBI homepage has a "Most Wanted" link on the navigation bar that opens a drop-down menu on which the first item is "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives." Clicking on that menu item opens a page which lists the current most wanted fugitives, and includes their pictures, descriptions and the reasons why they are being sought.

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The FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list is updated if a member of the current ten is apprehended or dies. A name can also be removed from the list if the charges are dropped or if the FBI decides that they no longer pose a "particularly dangerous menace to society." The record for the longest time a fugitive has remained on the list is held by Victor Manuel Gerena, who has remained on the list since 1984 and remains at large according to a recent FBI posting in February 2015. The most recent addition to the current list is Yaser Abdel Said. The oldest person on the list is William Bradford Bishop Jr., who was 77 years old when he was added to the list on April 10, 2014.

In addition to the Internet, the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list is posted in public places, such as post offices. A total of 504 fugitives have been on the list from its inception on March 14, 1950, and up to December 4, 2014. More than 90 percent of the fugitives on the list have been located or captured. On May 19, 1996, a fugitive on the list was apprehended for the first time as a direct result of the Internet.

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