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

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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 2 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) 3 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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

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

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
CSI: Miami David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez

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Kojak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Kojak Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

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Monk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Monk Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

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Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Inspector Morse Rachel Weisz

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Murder Call is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Murder Call Bojana Novakovic, Geoff Morrell, Peter Mochrie

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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Castle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
miskolc added Castle Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

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Father Dowling Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Father Dowling Mysteries Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, Mary Wickes

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Foyle's War is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Foyle's War Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell

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McMillan & Wife is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
McMillan & Wife Rock Hudson, Julie Newmar, Stefanie Powers

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Law & Order: Trial by Jury is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Law & Order: Trial by Jury Bebe Neuwirth, Amy Carlson, Kirk Acevedo

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Hart to Hart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Hart to Hart Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander

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CSI: NY is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
CSI: NY Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper

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Cold Case is listed (or ranked) 21 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) 22 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Diagnosis: Murder Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell

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Harry O is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Hunter Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan

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Miami Vice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Miami Vice Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

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Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 26 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) 27 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Interpol Calling Edwin Richfield, Charles Korvin

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Mannix is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Mannix Robert Reed, Mike Connors, Nancy Kovack

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Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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

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Forensic Files is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Forensic Files Dayle Hinman, Peter Thomas, Roy Shuler

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NCIS: New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
miskolc added NCIS: New Orleans Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan

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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
miskolc added NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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Halifax f.p. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Halifax f.p. Jacqueline McKenzie, Rebecca Gibney

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Columbo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Columbo Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan

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America's Dumbest Criminals is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
America's Dumbest Criminals

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LAPD: Life on the Beat is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
LAPD: Life on the Beat

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FBI: The Untold Stories is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
FBI: The Untold Stories Renee O'Connor, Pernell Roberts

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Homicide: Life on the Street is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Homicide: Life on the Street Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto

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Haunting Evidence is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows

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Heartbeat is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Heartbeat Sophie Ward, Peter Firth, Derek Fowlds

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

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Gangsters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Gangsters Saeed Jaffrey, Paul Barber, Maurice Colbourne

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24 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
24 Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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Fastlane is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Fastlane Peter Facinelli, Bill Bellamy, Tiffani Thiessen

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Hardcastle and McCormick is listed (or ranked) 46 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) 47 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
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HolbyBlue is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
HolbyBlue Zöe Lucker, Cal MacAninch, Kieran O'Brien

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India's Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
India's Most Wanted

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Hetty Wainthropp Investigates is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Derek Benfield