7 Alarming Facts About How British Hitmen Really Work
A study into homegrown assassins makes for chilling reading.
Ever wondered how professional hitmen actually work? A new study from Birmingham City University has shed some light on the shady world of assassins in the UK.
The study says the amount of money that changes hands is very small, "lower than what one would expect as compensation for efforts and risks of the hiree."
The average age of a hitman in the UK is 38, but killers can be as young as 15.
Tuesday is the most popular day of the week to carry out a hit.
Most killings take place in ordinary towns and neighbourhoods - not smoky rooms or dark alleys.
Shooting is unsurprisingly the most popular method of killing people for money, but beating people to death is popular too.
There are four distinct types of UK assassin, ranging from the bumbling "novice" who always gets caught, to the elusive "master".
Hitmen are usually caught by leaving rather dumb clues behind.
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