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Best Crime TV Shows

Best Crime TV Shows

Best crime TV shows of all time on Netflix and other channels

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Perfume

Perfume

7.3/10
November 14, 2018
While in boarding school, a group of six become friends through their intense passion for scent. When one is brutally murdered years later, disturbing secrets about the group are revealed when the police investigates each as a suspect.
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GenresCrime
Number Of Seasons1
Created ByOliver Berben
First Air DateNovember 14, 2018
Last Air DateDecember 19, 2018
StatusReturning Series
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Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy

7.9/10
September 3, 2008 on FX
An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. The MC mu
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GenresCrime, Drama
Number Of Seasons7
Created ByKurt Sutter
NetworksFX
First Air DateSeptember 3, 2008
Last Air DateDecember 9, 2014
StatusEnded
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Sneaky Pete

Sneaky Pete

7.9/10
August 7, 2015 on Amazon
A con man on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, “reuniting” with Pete’s estranged family, a colorful, dysfunctional group that threatens to drag him into a world just as dangero
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GenresDrama, Crime
Number Of Seasons2
Created ByBryan Cranston
NetworksAmazon
First Air DateAugust 7, 2015
Last Air DateMarch 8, 2018
StatusReturning Series
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77 Sunset Strip

77 Sunset Strip

7.8/10
October 10, 1958 on ABC
77 Sunset Strip is an hour-length American television private detective series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith, and Edd Byrnes. The show was the subject of an ownership battle between Roy Huggins and Warner Brothers,
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    GenresDrama, Crime
    Number Of Seasons6
    Created ByRoy Huggins
    NetworksABC
    First Air DateOctober 10, 1958
    Last Air DateFebruary 7, 1964
    StatusEnded
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    Trust

    Trust

    7.5/10
    March 25, 2018 on FX
    The trials and triumphs of one of America's wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, an heir to the Getty oil fortu
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    GenresCrime, Drama
    Number Of Seasons1
    Created BySimon Beaufoy
    NetworksFX
    First Air DateMarch 25, 2018
    Last Air DateMay 27, 2018
    StatusReturning Series
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    White Collar

    White Collar

    7.8/10
    October 23, 2009 on USA Network
    Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially capture
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    GenresCrime, Drama
    Number Of Seasons6
    Created ByJeff Eastin
    NetworksUSA Network
    First Air DateOctober 23, 2009
    Last Air DateDecember 18, 2014
    StatusEnded
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    Backstrom

    Backstrom

    6.3/10
    January 22, 2015 on FOX
    Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom is a man with no filter. After a five-year exile to the traffic division for offensive behavior, he has returned from disgrace to lead Portland's newly minted S.C.U. Tasked with navigating the city's most sensitive a
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      GenresCrime, Drama
      Number Of Seasons1
      Created ByHart Hanson
      NetworksFOX
      First Air DateJanuary 22, 2015
      Last Air DateApril 30, 2015
      StatusCanceled
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      Law & Order True Crime

      Law & Order True Crime

      5.9/10
      September 26, 2017 on NBC
      An anthology series that delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.
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      GenresCrime, Drama
      Number Of Seasons1
      Created ByRené Balcer
      NetworksNBC
      First Air DateSeptember 26, 2017
      Last Air DateNovember 14, 2017
      StatusReturning Series
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      Quicksand

      Quicksand

      8/10
      April 5, 2019 on Netflix
      After a tragedy at a school sends shock waves through a wealthy Stockholm suburb, a seemingly well-adjusted teen finds herself on trial for murder.
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        GenresDrama, Crime
        Number Of Seasons1
        NetworksNetflix
        First Air DateApril 5, 2019
        Last Air DateApril 5, 2019
        StatusReturning Series
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        Mindhunter

        Mindhunter

        7.5/10
        October 13, 2017 on Netflix
        An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.
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        GenresDrama, Crime
        Number Of Seasons1
        Created ByJoe Penhall
        NetworksNetflix
        First Air DateOctober 13, 2017
        Last Air DateOctober 13, 2017
        StatusReturning Series
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        Chicago P.D.

        Chicago P.D.

        7/10
        January 8, 2014 on NBC
        A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who patrol the be
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        GenresCrime, Drama
        Number Of Seasons6
        Created ByDick Wolf
        NetworksNBC
        First Air DateJanuary 8, 2014
        Last Air DateDecember 5, 2018
        StatusReturning Series
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        McMafia

        McMafia

        7.2/10
        January 1, 2018 on BBC One
        Alex Godman, the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of their past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca. But when a murder forces his family's past to r
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        GenresCrime, Drama
        Number Of Seasons1
        Created ByJames Watkins
        NetworksBBC One
        First Air DateJanuary 1, 2018
        Last Air DateFebruary 11, 2018
        StatusEnded
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        Bones

        Bones

        7/10
        September 13, 2005 on FOX
        Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification methods are useles
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        GenresCrime, Drama
        Number Of Seasons12
        Created ByHart Hanson
        NetworksFOX
        First Air DateSeptember 13, 2005
        Last Air DateMarch 28, 2017
        StatusEnded
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        Power

        Power

        7.5/10
        June 7, 2014 on Starz
        James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that never sle
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        GenresCrime, Drama
        Number Of Seasons5
        Created ByVladimir Cvetko
        NetworksStarz
        First Air DateJune 7, 2014
        Last Air DateSeptember 9, 2018
        StatusReturning Series
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        Brooklyn Nine-Nine

        Brooklyn Nine-Nine

        7.7/10
        September 17, 2013 on NBC
        A single-camera ensemble comedy following the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.
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        GenresComedy, Crime
        Number Of Seasons6
        Created ByMichael Schur
        NetworksNBC
        First Air DateSeptember 17, 2013
        Last Air DateMay 20, 2018
        StatusReturning Series
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        Peaky Blinders

        Peaky Blinders

        8.3/10
        September 12, 2013 on BBC One
        A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
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        GenresDrama, Crime
        Number Of Seasons4
        Created BySteven Knight
        NetworksBBC One
        First Air DateSeptember 12, 2013
        Last Air DateDecember 20, 2017
        StatusReturning Series
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        Sleeper Cell

        Sleeper Cell

        7.7/10
        December 4, 2005 on Showtime
        A chilling and unflinching look at all sides of a complicated issue, focusing on an African-American Muslim who joins an Islamic sleeper terrorist cell in the United States while working undercover for the FBI.
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        GenresCrime, Drama
        Number Of Seasons2
        Created ByCyrus Voris
        NetworksShowtime
        First Air DateDecember 4, 2005
        Last Air DateDecember 17, 2006
        StatusEnded
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        Hard Sun

        Hard Sun

        7.3/10
        January 6, 2018 on BBC One
        Two detectives with opposing viewpoints are partnered together five years before the Apocalypse.
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        GenresCrime, Drama
        Number Of Seasons1
        Created ByNeil Cross
        NetworksBBC One
        First Air DateJanuary 6, 2018
        Last Air DateFebruary 10, 2018
        StatusReturning Series
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        YOU

        YOU

        7.9/10
        September 9, 2018
        When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, he uses the internet and social media to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her. A charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategic
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        GenresCrime, Drama
        Number Of Seasons1
        Created ByGreg Berlanti
        First Air DateSeptember 9, 2018
        Last Air DateNovember 11, 2018
        StatusReturning Series
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        About the author

        This page was created by our editorial team. Each page is manually curated, researched, collected, and issued by our staff writers. Quotes contained on this page have been double checked for their citations, their accuracy and the impact it will have on our readers.

        Kelly Peacock is an accomplished poet and social media expert based in Brooklyn, New York. Kelly has a Bachelor's degree in creative writing from Farieligh Dickinson University and has contributed to many literary and cultural publications. Kelly assists on a wide variety of quote inputting and social media functions for Quote Catalog. Visit her personal website here.

        Kendra Syrdal is a writer, editor, partner, and senior publisher for The Thought & Expression Company. Over the last few years she has been personally responsible for writing, editing, and producing over 30+ million pageviews on Thought Catalog.