The Best Crime Shows from 2012

Below is our top ten list of the best Crime Shows which first started broadcasting in 2012.

10. Arrow

ArrowFirst Aired: 10 October, 2012

Arrow is a TV series starring Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, and David Ramsey. Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined…

9. Alcatraz

AlcatrazFirst Aired: 16 January, 2012

Alcatraz is a TV series starring Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, and Jonny Coyne. In 1963, all the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear from Alcatraz. In the present day, they resurface and a secret agency are tasked with…

8. Elementary

ElementaryFirst Aired: 27 September, 2012

Elementary is a TV series starring Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, and Aidan Quinn. A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

7. Perception

PerceptionFirst Aired: 09 July, 2012

Perception is a TV series starring Eric McCormack, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Kelly Rowan. Dr. Daniel Pierce is an eccentric neuropsychiatrist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve complex criminal cases.

6. Lilyhammer

LilyhammerFirst Aired: 25 January, 2012

Lilyhammer is a TV series starring Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa, and Steinar Sagen. A New York mobster goes into hiding in rural Lillehammer in Norway after testifying against his former associates.

5. Ripper Street

Ripper%20StreetFirst Aired: 30 December, 2012

Ripper Street is a TV series starring Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, and MyAnna Buring. The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in…

4. Psycho-Pass

Psycho-PassFirst Aired: 11 October, 2012

Psycho-Pass is a TV series starring Kana Hanazawa, Miyuki Sawashiro, and Noriko Hidaka. Believing in humanity and order, policewoman Akane Tsunemori obeys the ruling, computerized, precognitive Sibyl System. But when she faces a…

3. Longmire

LongmireFirst Aired: 03 June, 2012

Longmire is a TV series starring Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, and Lou Diamond Phillips. Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but…

2. Endeavour

EndeavourFirst Aired: 02 January, 2012

Endeavour is a TV series starring Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, and James Bradshaw. Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday,…

1. Line of Duty

Line%20of%20DutyFirst Aired: 26 June, 2012

Line of Duty is a TV series starring Adrian Dunbar, Martin Compston, and Vicky McClure. Drama series following the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anticorruption unit.