John Wayne Gacy’s Last Trick: Did the Killer Clown have an accomplice?

Convicted of the torture and murder of 33 boys and young men, John Wayne Gacy Jr-aka Pogo The Clown- claimed he didn't act along right up until his execution. Was someone else having the last laugh?

John Wayne Gacy is one of the supposed ‘canon’ of celebrity serial killers. A Chicago businessman and political activist with a sideline in playing his Pogo the Clown character at community parties, Gacy was imprisoned for murdering 33 young men …

Was Justice Served Against Oscar Pistorius?

Today was D-Day for Oscar Pistorius after a long and gruelling legal battle lasting more than three years, over the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. On 14 February 2013, Pistorius killed his model girlfriend Steenkamp by fatally blasting her through his bathroom door …

Win ‘Houdini & Doyle’ on DVD

ITV Studios’ paranormal crime thriller is now available on DVD, and has got 3 copies to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, simply head over to @RealCrimeMag Twitter and follow the instructions! Houdini & Doyle …

Win ‘Rectify’ season 3 on DVD

The third season of ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s acclaimed crime thriller series, ‘Rectify’ is now available on DVD – and has copies to give away to three lucky readers. Rectify tells the story of Daniel Holden, who emerges into …

The Truth Behind Making a Murderer: “Steven Avery is GUILTY”

Real Crime spoke with Assisstant District Attorney Michael Griesbach, who was seen at the beginning of hit Netflix TV series Making a Murderer defending Avery as DNA exonerated him from the 1985 conviction. His book, The Innocent Killer is Griesbach’s …


FBI Crime Desk

17 January 2017

Forfeiture as an Effective Law Enforcement Tool

Forfeiture allows law enforcement to accomplish a number of goals—from disrupting and dismantling criminal and terrorist organizations and punishing criminals to compensating victims and protecting communities.

13 January 2017

Civil Rights Icon Addresses FBI Employees

Longtime civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John Lewis recently visited FBI Headquarters and spoke to Bureau employees during a commemorative program heralding the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

13 January 2017

Payback for a Debt Collector

The owner of a debt collection company who used illegal and aggressive tactics to squeeze millions of dollars from thousands of victims is now paying his own debt—to society—in the form of a five-year prison sentence.


24 January 2017

NCA officer honoured for gunman chase

NCA firearms officer who risked his life to protect the public during a criminal shootout has been honoured for his outstanding bravery