2000s TV The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite crime dramas that aired on TV in the 2000s

These are the best 2000s crime drama TV shows, ranked by user votes.  Some of these good 2000s crime drama series are absolute television classics that changed the medium forever, while others, though great, won't go down as truly game changing. And that's fine! Not everything can be "the best." That's where your votes come in. What are the top 2000s crime shows? Vote up your favorites!

What shows will you find on this best 2000s crime drama TV shows list? Perhaps the best 2000s crime series was The Wire. Through designating different characters as the series' lead each season, The Wire provided viewers with a well-rounded look at cops, criminals and the community members who fight for what's right. The Sopranos was also a good crime show that aired in the 2000s.

Breaking Bad shared the story of a law-abiding citizen turned meth kingpin with suspense and drama. Other good shows on this top 2000s crime drama TV shows list include Criminal Minds, NCIS and White Collar.

Which good 2000s crime show is the best? Vote your favorites up!
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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
The Wire Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
The Sopranos James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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NYPD Blue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
NYPD Blue Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
The Mentalist Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
Law & Order Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

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The Shield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
The Shield Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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Castle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
Castle Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

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bones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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The Closer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
The Closer Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds

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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
CSI: Miami David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez

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24 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
24 Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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CSI: NY is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
CSI: NY Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Monk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
Monk Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
White Collar Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Crime Drama TV Shows
Veronica Mars Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial