Why Do We Love True Crime Shows So Much?

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True Crime is the most in-demand genre in documentaries right now, and for good reason. It is compelling television, and despite it being fully drenched in violence, it has a calming effect desired by millions.

The most popular idea is that we love true crime is because we are relieved we are not the victim or perpetrator, but the true crime shows on ID Discovery like, “Homicide Hunter with…