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List Rules Vote up your favorite crime drama series that aired in the 2010s

These are the best 2010s crime drama TV shows, ranked by user votes. From good 2010s crime drama series that follow law enforcement agents trying to catch the bad guys, to lawyers working the system, to school teachers turned drug kingpins! There is a little something for everyone. So, what are the best 2010s crime shows? Vote up your favorites!

What shows will you find on this best 2010s crime drama TV shows list? In the 2000s, Idris Elba played drug lord Stringer Bell on The Wire, but the 2010s found him switching sides and playing the tenacious detective John Luther on Luther. Both shows blurred the lines between good and bad, as well as, cop and criminal.

Homeland is a good 2010s show that focuses on the biggest crime there is – terrorism. Other great series that appear on this top 2010s crime drama TV shows list include Dexter, The Blacklist and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Which 2010s crime series is the best? Help us decide by voting your favorites to the top of this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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Castle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
Castle Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
The Mentalist Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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bones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
Elementary Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn

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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
CSI: Miami David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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Luther is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
Luther Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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CSI: NY is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
CSI: NY Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper

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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
Blue Bloods Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
Boardwalk Empire Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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The Following is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
The Following Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
True Detective Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams

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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
White Collar Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

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Chicago PD is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
Chicago PD Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush

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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
The Killing Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 2010s Crime Drama TV Shows
Hawaii Five-0 Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov