Every crime has a profile associated with it. The profile contains a description of the type of man who commits a particular crime. The successful commission of a crime depends upon certain personality traits.
Confrontational types favor aggravated assault and robbery. This type “tends” to be less educated and more impulsive than the other type. Profiles are a guide, not a hard and fast rule. This type also tends to be younger and male.
Non-confrontational types favor arson, bombings, burglary and sniping. This type “tends” to be intellectual and high IQ. Older men favor these type of crimes. Pigs like to use the word “cowardly” with these crimes….cowardly meaning, “Damn! We can’t catch this guy!”
Homicides vary. There is the disorganized, emotional, opportunistic killer. His strength is his randomness. Then there is the organized, calculating killer. His strength is his planning and how little evidence he leaves behind. Both methods have had their successes.
Killers tend to be both male and white. Especially serial killers.
One of the best examples is Ted Kaczynski. Kaz wasn’t even on the suspect list until his own brother turned him in. He had a phenomenal run even with a task force after him. Typically the system forms a task force when all other avenues have been exhausted and when they are getting pissed off.