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A picture of the subject is included on a wanted poster, either a photograph if one is available or a face composite image created by the police.

A description of the wanted person(s) and the crime(s) for which they are sought is frequently included on the poster. A monetary reward is usually provided to whoever finds the wanted criminal who is listed on the poster. A police agency or other public government body may frequently issue wanted posters for public display, such as on a physical bulletin board or in the lobby of a post office. Many wanted posters may now be seen on the internet.

However, vigilante organizations, railway security, private agencies such as Pinkerton, and express firms that have been robbed have all published wanted posters. Rewards for assisting in the apprehension of the sought individual, generally in the form of money, may be included on wanted posters. Reward posters were another name for these sorts of posters.

The FBI started displaying wanted posters on electronic billboards in 23 locations in 2007, and has since worked to spread the technology to additional states. This enables them to issue a wanted notice in public view across the United States in real time.

The FBI said in 2014 that at least 53 crimes had been solved as a direct consequence of digital billboard exposure, with many more solved as a result of the Bureau’s overall publicity operations, which included the billboards. The FBI claims to have access to more than 5,200 billboards across the country.


Wanted posters for notable fugitives typically include a reward for their apprehension, or for someone who may provide information that leads to their capture. Bounties encouraged civilians to help law enforcement by either supplying information or capturing the offender themselves.

Images of the fugitive’s fingerprints may be included on more recent wanted posters. Bounty hunters are those who work as a profession chasing down wanted people in order to collect their rewards.

Historically, the term “dead or alive” appeared on some wanted posters promising a prize. As a result, bringing the guy or his body to the authorities would get you a prize. This may signal that the individual was an outlaw and therefore killing him was OK. Alternatively, it might suggest that if he resisted arrest, it was legal to murder him.

While most issuers of wanted posters wished that the target be apprehended alive and brought to trial, certain private groups were ready to go to such lengths to defend their interests.

Media outlets have used wanted posters to portray renowned personalities as wild west outlaws. The British tabloid the Daily Mirror published an article on September 4, 1939, portraying Adolf Hitler as a “reckless criminal” who was “wanted death or alive.” In 2001, The New York Post employed this concept in their global hunt for Osama Bin Laden, shortly after President George W. Bush declared, “And there’s an old poster out West, that I recall, that says, ‘Wanted: Dead or Alive.’”

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