There is a lot of reasons humans tend to be drawn to True Crime, whether in the form of documentary movies, podcasts, TV Specials or books and newspaper write ups. We as humans all have some level of journalistic instinct in us and we want the answer to the 4 W’s and the How. A lot of these cases, especially the most famous, also tend to have a mystery to them and humans like the gratifications of problem-solving.
Interestingly enough, the demographic more interested in True Crime stories are women. It is believed that women are more interested in True Crime because they can relate to the victim and use these reviews of past crimes and investigations to subconsciously gather tips on escaping and knowing how to pick up the signs of danger and the motives of these monsters.