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List Rules Vote up the best shows that depict crime and law enforcement that are currently airing new episodes on TV or a streaming service.

Television fans love TV crime shows for so many reasons. Crime and criminal shows come in so many shapes and sizes that it can be hard to nail down which one is really the best. Sometimes they're funny, sometimes they're romantic, and sometimes they're pure dramas. Best of all though, they give us a look at crime from all different angles.
 
On Orange is the New Black, you see the perspective of inmates, The Good Wife shows the legal side of it all, Jessica Jones proves that just because you have super powers doesn't mean that crime is easy, and Criminal Minds takes fans inside the minds of the worst of the worst.

Some of the best crime series have already come and gone. Shows like The Mentalist and White Collar have ended and great older TV crime shows like The Sopranos and Murder, She Wrote have long since passed into crime show history. Along the way, viewers have also been subjected to some truly awful crime shows. Luckily, right now, there are plenty of great crime shows to choose from. Whether you like your investigations with a touch of humor or with heaps of suspense, there's something for everyone nowadays when it comes to crime dramas on TV.

Check out this list of the top crime shows currently on TV in 2016-2017 and upvote the series you think are the greatest.

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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154 78
Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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150 89
How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch

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129 74
bones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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114 68
Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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103 74
NCIS is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

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102 79
The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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99 78
Gotham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Gotham Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue

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90 72
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville

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84 85
Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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81 78
Elementary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Elementary Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn

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68 71
Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Blue Bloods Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes

13
62 65
Luther is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Luther Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley

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51 55
Scandal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
alissa5320 added Scandal Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes

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63 70
Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Hawaii Five-0 Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov

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62 71
Rizzoli & Isles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Rizzoli & Isles Angie Harmon, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

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61 70
Homeland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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55 65
Chicago PD is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Chicago PD Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush

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53 71
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
bigcraig added Fargo Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman

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58 74
NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
carlybobarly added Ozark Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Esai Morales

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55 79
Suits is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Suits Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

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42 73
Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Crime Shows
Broadchurch David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker