We’re on a mission to find out which of the many suspects’ people favour for having been Jack the Ripper.
To that end, we have set up an online poll in order to give people the opportunity to vote on which of the many suspects they think was responsible for the series of crimes that shook the East End of London to its core in 1888.
Our poll – as of this update on December 12th 2018 – is going strong and is drawing some intriguing results.
HOW TO CAST YOUR VOTE
Just to let you know exactly what this is – well, in short, it is your opportunity to vote for the suspect that you think is most likely to have been Jack the Ripper.
If you would like to cast a vote then simply scroll down the page and take a look at the list of suspects. Decide which of them is the one you think was most likely the murderer, scroll down the page a little more, and then hit the submit button.
Your vote will then be added to the number of votes received for that particular suspect.
CAST YOUR VOTE NOW
IF IT DOESN’T WORK FOR YOU
If the above poll won’t work for you, don’t worry, just click here for the direct link to the actual form.
THE RESULTS SO FAR
The chart below shows the votes so far and the positions of each of the suspects.
The chart is updated in real time, so every time a vote is registered it will show up instantly on the chart. So you’ll know immediately how many votes your favoured suspect has garnered.
We want the online poll to be a genuine reflection of what the majority of voters think.
To that end, the poll is limited to just one vote per person.
If you try to vote more than once any vote over your initial one will not be registered, and you will receive a polite notice at the top of the voting form telling you that it is limited to one vote per user.
At the moment Aaron Kosminski is leading the field by quite a large margin.
Dr Francis Tumblety has surged ahead of the rest of the field and is now sitting comfortably in second place.
James Maybrick has nudged his way into third place, just slightly ahead of Montague John Druitt, who is sitting in fourth place.
Charles Cross, having enjoyed a few months in second place, has now been relegated to fifth place, whilst Walter Sickert is pushing up the field, a good one hundred points ahead of H. H. Holmes who occupies position seven.
Joseph Barnett sits in fourth place, James Maybrick is in fifth place, whereas Francis Tumblety is now in sixth place.
IF YOUR SUSPECT ISN’T SHOWN
If you have a favoured suspect and their name isn’t shown on our list, then please feel free to email us with the name. We want this vote to be a representative of general opinion as it is possible to be, so, providing the name you suggest is a viable suspect (sorry but your grandad or uncle don’t count as they’re not viable!), we will add that name to the list and people can start voting for him or her.
SO CAST YOUR VOTE
So, whenever you feel ready, simply have a look at the list of Jack the Ripper suspects, decide which of them you wish to vote for, and hit the submit to make your vote count.