Size of werewolf population in the world
The werewolf population in the world is extremely small when you compare it to other species on the planet. Even vampires outnumber werewolves by a good amount. If werewolves are so powerful, why is there such a disparity in the population size between them and the other creatures on the planet?
One reason is because werewolves were hunted nearly to extinction during the 18th century. At the time, the vampire population was quite large compared to the werewolves. A group of newer vampires emerged who had considerable egos and wanted no part in the tradition, discretion, and decorum that had been part of the vampire code up until that point. This group of younger vampires therefore got together and went on a savage spree, exposing themselves to humans and unmercilessly taking the humans they wanted. What they did not expect was that the humans would fight back. And that they would be helped in part by some of the older vampires, who saw no need for this young, insurbordinate group who was upsetting the order they had worked centuries to establish. The war against the vampires spread through Europe and is well-documented in history as an hysteric craze against vampires in the early 1700s.
During this war, humans became paranoid and not only crucified vampires, but other humans – and unfortunately – many werewolves as well. As it was, humans and werewolves had long had an extremely contentious and adverserial relationship. Werewolves had always been feared and avoided by humans, but the vampire war heightened that adversity to a whole new level. An unbelievable number were hunted down and destroyed.
After the war, the vampire population eventually recovered. The insubordinate vampire group was destroyed by the humans, and vampires learned to control their own even more carefully than before. Werewolves however did not have as large a population to begin with, and were now much smaller than before. In addition, the werewolf population size is slow to grow. Werewolves do not convert many humans to become werewolves. Vampires on the other hand are less discriminating and seek to “change” others for not only power, and control, but for company.
Today’s population of werewolves is only a fraction of what it once was. This is not to say that there aren’t many more werewolves in existence than humans would ever suspect.