Census offers new insight into Ripper victims

CENSUS records have shed new light on the victims Jack the Ripper, perhaps Britain's most infamous serial killer.

CENSUS records have shed new light on the victims Jack the Ripper, perhaps Britain's most infamous serial killer.

Historians have picked through the records to gain insight into the lives of the women he targeted.

Studies of the 1881 census have shown that far from being the young, lifelong prostitutes portrayed in modern cinema, the victims were often older and married with children.

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