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The Best Crime TV Shows

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List Criteria: 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.

Examples of shows on this list: Cool Million, Inspector George Gently and many more.

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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    bones is listed (or ranked) 1 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) 2 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

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    Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Law & Order Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

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    CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    CSI: Miami David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez

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    CSI: NY is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    CSI: NY Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper

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    Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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    Monk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Monk Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

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    Cold Case is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Cold Case Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn

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    Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

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    Inspector Morse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Inspector Morse Rachel Weisz

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    Hart to Hart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Hart to Hart Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander

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    Law & Order: Trial by Jury is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Law & Order: Trial by Jury Bebe Neuwirth, Amy Carlson, Kirk Acevedo

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    Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan

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    Diagnosis: Murder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Diagnosis: Murder Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell

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    James Stewart, Sam Elliott, Strother Martin

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    Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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    Interpol Calling is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Interpol Calling Edwin Richfield, Charles Korvin

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    Dexter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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    Miami Vice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Miami Vice Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

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    Halifax f.p. Jacqueline McKenzie, Rebecca Gibney

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    Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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    McMillan & Wife is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    McMillan & Wife Rock Hudson, Julie Newmar, Stefanie Powers

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    Homicide: Life on the Street is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    FBI: The Untold Stories Renee O'Connor, Pernell Roberts

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    David Janssen, Anthony Zerbe, Paul Tulley

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    India's Most Wanted

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    Fastlane is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Fastlane Peter Facinelli, Bill Bellamy, Tiffani Thiessen

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    Hollywood Beat John Matuszak, Jack Scalia, Edward Winter

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    HolbyBlue is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    HolbyBlue Zöe Lucker, Cal MacAninch, Kieran O'Brien

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    Hill Street Blues is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Hill Street Blues Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

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    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Derek Benfield

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    Heartlanders

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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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    Gangsters Saeed Jaffrey, Paul Barber, Maurice Colbourne

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    Our Song is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Our Song Ran Danker, Ania Bukstein, Ninet Tayeb

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    Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman

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    Brian Keith, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Joe Santos

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    James Earl Jones, Jonathan Brandis, Dylan Walsh

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    Frankie Wharton

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    Fugitive Strike Force

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    Matlock Police is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Matlock Police Michael Pate, Paul Cronin, Jacqui Gordon

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    Mannix is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Mannix Robert Reed, Mike Connors, Nancy Kovack

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    Robert Loggia, Fredric Lehne, Lindsay Frost

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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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    Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, Mary Wickes

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    Cagney & Lacey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Cagney & Lacey Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen

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    Murder Call is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

    Murder Call Bojana Novakovic, Geoff Morrell, Peter Mochrie

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    Murder in Mind

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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

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