“Jack the Ripper” is the which was given to an serial killer who was active in the largely impoverished in and around the Whitechapel district of in 1888. The name in a letter which was written by claiming to be the murderer. The letter is to be a hoax and may have been by a journalist in an to heighten interest in the . The “Ripper” attacked prostitutes from the slums whose were cut prior to abdominal . Rumours that the murders were intensified in September and October 1888 and from people to be the murderer were by media outlets and Scotland Yard. There are now over one hundred about the Ripper’s identity and the murders have multiple works of fiction.