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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Crime TV series.

The very best crime shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest crime shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular crime TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining crime show of all time is. Don't let your favorite crime television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of crime television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

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This list answers the questions, "What is the best crime show of all time?" and "What are the greatest crime shows?"
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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Law & Order Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

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bones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

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

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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
CSI: Miami David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
miskolc added NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

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Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

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Monk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Monk Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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CSI: NY is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
CSI: NY Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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Hart to Hart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Hart to Hart Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander

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Inspector Morse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Inspector Morse Rachel Weisz

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Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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Mannix is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Mannix Robert Reed, Mike Connors, Nancy Kovack

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McMillan & Wife is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
McMillan & Wife Rock Hudson, Julie Newmar, Stefanie Powers

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Harry O is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Harry O David Janssen, Anthony Zerbe, Paul Tulley

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Hunter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Hunter Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan

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Law & Order: Trial by Jury is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Law & Order: Trial by Jury Bebe Neuwirth, Amy Carlson, Kirk Acevedo

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Cold Case is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Cold Case Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn

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Diagnosis: Murder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Diagnosis: Murder Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell

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Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Hawkins James Stewart, Sam Elliott, Strother Martin

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Interpol Calling is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Interpol Calling Edwin Richfield, Charles Korvin

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Miami Vice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Miami Vice Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

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Halifax f.p. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Halifax f.p. Jacqueline McKenzie, Rebecca Gibney

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Kojak is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Kojak Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

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Homicide: Life on the Street is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Homicide: Life on the Street Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto

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FBI: The Untold Stories is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
FBI: The Untold Stories Renee O'Connor, Pernell Roberts

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Hill Street Blues is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Hill Street Blues Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

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India's Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

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Hetty Wainthropp Investigates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Derek Benfield

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24 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
24 Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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Heartlanders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

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Heartbeat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Heartbeat Sophie Ward, Peter Firth, Derek Fowlds

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Haunting Evidence is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Haunting Evidence Carla Baron, John J. Oliver, Patrick Burns

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HolbyBlue is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
HolbyBlue Zöe Lucker, Cal MacAninch, Kieran O'Brien

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Hardcastle and McCormick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Hardcastle and McCormick Brian Keith, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Joe Santos

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Hawaiian Eye is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Hawaiian Eye Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman

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Gabriel's Fire is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Gabriel's Fire James Earl Jones, Jonathan Brandis, Dylan Walsh

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Hollywood Beat is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Hollywood Beat John Matuszak, Jack Scalia, Edward Winter

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Fastlane is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Fastlane Peter Facinelli, Bill Bellamy, Tiffani Thiessen

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Gangsters is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Gangsters Saeed Jaffrey, Paul Barber, Maurice Colbourne

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Cagney & Lacey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Cagney & Lacey Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen

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Fugitive Strike Force is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

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Foyle's War is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Foyle's War Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell

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Father Dowling Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Father Dowling Mysteries Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, Mary Wickes

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Dempsey & Makepeace is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Dempsey & Makepeace Suzi Quatro, Glynis Barber, Michael Brandon

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Frankie Wharton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

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Mancuso, F.B.I. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Mancuso, F.B.I. Robert Loggia, Fredric Lehne, Lindsay Frost

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Man of the World is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Man of the World Craig Stevens, Graham Stark, Tracy Reed