50 Best True Crime Channels on YouTube in 2021

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The True Crime genre seems to be thriving on all media platforms.

YouTube is not any different.

It is intriguing to try to understand what goes on in the mind of a killer.

With the popularity of the genre there is some serious competition on YouTube.

Many YouTube channels put in a lot of work to investigate the smallest details of crime cases.

The True Crime genre seems to be thriving on all media platforms.

YouTube is not any different.

It is intriguing to try to understand what goes on in the mind of a killer.

With the popularity of the genre there is some serious competition on YouTube.

Many YouTube channels put in a lot of work to investigate the smallest details of crime cases.

Unfortunately, there are also some that do not want to put in the work and is reusing other peoples material.

Here on VlogTrends YOU get to decide which is the best True Crime YouTube channel.

Check out the list below and rate the channels you watch!

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50. 

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69.4K subscribers
Overall
1.5/5
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1.5/5
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1.5/5
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1.5/5
85.8K subscribers

TCL aka True Crime Loser presents true crime cases with a hint of comedy.

Scott Sharp’s Podcast can be found on Spotify with the same name.

Jeremy Dewitte - The Very Real Fake Cop
Overall
2.0/5
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1.0/5
Production
3.0/5
Entertainment
1.0/5
574K subscribers

Derek Van Schaik analyzes the body language of celebrities and criminals.

His videos focus on revealing whether these people are lying or telling the truth.

Watch How Police Caught Chris Watts, Family Murderer, With Body Language - Police Body Cameras
Overall
2.0/5
Credibility
2.0/5
Production
2.0/5
Entertainment
1.5/5
2.57M subscribers

Stephanie Soo mixes Mukbang and True Crime on her channel.

This channel is recommended only if you are not hungry.

The Darlington Cannibal | "Pick Me Boy" Makes Human Pasta | NEW KOREAN SHAKE SHACK BURGERS MUKBANG
Overall
2.0/5
Credibility
1.0/5
Production
2.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
240K subscribers

Swamp Dweller focuses mainly on horror stories that are shared by their viewers.

They also make True Crime videos and, allegedly the horror stories are also true.

2 Strange & Unsolved Disappearances from Alabama

45. 

Overall
2.0/5
Credibility
2.0/5
Production
2.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
213K subscribers

Mr Davis create videos about True Crime cases and narrates scary stories he has received online.

He has also a podcast called The Graveyard Shift w/ Mr. Davis.

Breakthroughs: 5 Cold Cases With Recent Developments | Mr. Davis
Overall
2.0/5
Credibility
1.0/5
Production
3.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
225K subscribers

Jay Myer’s YouTube channel does not focus only on murders, he also makes videos about celebrities and conspiracy theories around famous people.

Elisa Lam Mystery | What Happened to Elisa Lam?
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2.0/5
Credibility
1.0/5
Production
4.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
708K subscribers

Scary Mysteries share top lists of the strangest happenings around the world.

These can be about paranormal happenings, UFOs and everything strange.

Many of the lists involve true crimes, but the channel is not strictly focusing on them.

5 HORRIFIC Truck Driving Killers
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3.0/5
Credibility
3.0/5
Production
3.0/5
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2.0/5
110K subscribers

The New Detectives is a TV show that was airing between 1996 and 2004.

The full True Crime documentaries can be watched on this YouTube channel.

Death Grip | FULL EPISODE | The New Detectives
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3.0/5
Credibility
2.0/5
Production
3.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
118K subscribers

Originally this channel focused on Missing person cases.

In 2020 the channel widened their content to all type of mysteries from True Crime to Paranormal.

1-Hour Compilation of Strange Stories and Unsolved Disappearances
Overall
2.0/5
Credibility
4.0/5
Production
3.0/5
Entertainment
2.0/5
383K subscribers

The FBI Files is a TV series, which was airing from 1998-2009.

The full True Crime documentaries can be watched on this YouTube channel.

Silent Strike | FULL EPISODE | The FBI Files
Overall
2.5/5
Credibility
3.5/5
Production
3.0/5
Entertainment
2.5/5
845K subscribers

Criminally Listed is a Canadian YouTube channel that gathers many similar True Crime cases in each video.

Criminally Listed also has a podcast called Criminally Listed Presents: Into the Killing.

3 Creepy Mysteries Involving Twins
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3.0/5
Credibility
4.0/5
Production
2.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
69.5K subscribers

This Channel is mainly focusing on Jane and John Doe cases but goes through other types of unsolved cases as well.

Mysterious WV create videos about interesting legends like treasure hunts.

UNSOLVED: Jeff Scott & Karen Noble
Overall
3.0/5
Credibility
3.0/5
Production
3.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
128K subscribers

Dark Curiosities mixes history with true crime as some of the cases are over a hundred years old.

Christiana Edmunds: The Chocolate Cream Killer

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Overall
3.0/5
Credibility
4.0/5
Production
2.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
158K subscribers

LordanARTS is one of the oldest YouTube channels in the True Crime genre.

The amount of content is almost endless, and they still upload new videos three times a week.

LordanArts Channel Trailer - November 2019
Overall
3.0/5
Credibility
3.0/5
Production
3.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
160K subscribers

Heavy casefiles' content focuses on mysteries, missing people and recently solved cold cases.

decades old cold cases finally solved in 2020 | part two
Overall
3.0/5
Credibility
3.0/5
Production
3.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
216K subscribers

Brooke Makenna discusses solved and unsolved murder cases.

She also have many videos about people who have been able to survive horrible situations.

SURVIVED: Steve Carter Found HIMSELF On Missing Persons List

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Overall
3.0/5
Credibility
3.0/5
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3.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
3.09M subscribers

Rob Gavagan creates a lot of different types of content around True Crime and Horror.

His most popular internet series is called Seriously Strange. This series involves strange stories which will surely make you shiver.

The BIZARRE Case of Natalie Bollinger | Seriously Strange #114
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3.0/5
Credibility
3.0/5
Production
3.0/5
Entertainment
4.0/5
67.9K subscribers

Rachel Shannon started her YouTube career while still studying at university.

She has been creating content around True Crime since 2018.

SOLVED: The Case of Amanda Plasse
Overall
3.0/5
Credibility
3.0/5
Production
3.0/5
Entertainment
4.0/5
84.6K subscribers

Mollie Westbrook is a British True Crime YouTuber, and on her channel she mainly discusses murder cases.

Without too many visual elements, the channel can easily be enjoyed as a podcast as well.

THE MURDER OF RACHEL NICKELL
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3.0/5
Credibility
3.0/5
Production
3.0/5
Entertainment
4.0/5
603K subscribers

Savannah Brymer started her vlogging career as a lifestyle vlogger.

In 2020 she started to create more content related to True crime.

Savannah’s podcast goes by the name Killer Instinct.

The Heartbreaking Case of the Todt Family
Overall
3.0/5
Credibility
3.5/5
Production
4.0/5
Entertainment
2.5/5
5.54M subscribers

This channel is full of Horror stories.

The subscribers can send their own stories to Mr. Nightmare.

However, the stories have to be true.

3 More TRUE Scary Instagram Stories

28. 

Overall
4.0/5
Credibility
4.0/5
Production
3.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
191K subscribers

It’s A Crime sheds light on ongoing True Crime cases.

The channel focuses on missing people but also discusses murder cases.

It's A Crime Case Updates: Nick Cordova, Chad Daybell, Suzanne Morphew, Marshal Iwaasa & More

27. 

Overall
3.0/5
Credibility
5.0/5
Production
4.0/5
Entertainment
2.0/5
317K subscribers

This YouTube channel updates the world on the most famous on-going trials.

Teen son of parents accused of murdering infant testifies | OH v. Groves | COURT TV

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Overall
4.0/5
Credibility
4.0/5
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3.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
2.42M subscribers

Bella Fiori's channels main focus is on True Crime but she also makes videos about Fashion and Beauty.

Fiori has even created her own fashion line, Bella Fiori x Princess Polly.

SOLVED: THE VAN BREDA FAMILY MURDERS
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3.0/5
Credibility
4.0/5
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3.0/5
Entertainment
4.0/5
4.69M subscribers

The True Crime Daily channel features videos from the Crime Watch daily TV show.

They also upload their new podcast episodes on this YouTube channel.

“I'm Chris Hansen." "No you’re not." "Yes, I am." "No you're not!”
Overall
3.5/5
Credibility
4.0/5
Production
3.5/5
Entertainment
3.5/5
685K subscribers

Reel Truth Crime makes True Crime documentaries.

These documentaries have interviews with the people working on the cases.

New documentaries are uploaded several times every week.

My Dirty Little Secret: Mormon Millionairess (True Crime) | Crime Documentary | Reel Truth Crime
Overall
4.0/5
Credibility
4.0/5
Production
3.0/5
Entertainment
4.0/5
111K subscribers

Live Abuse Free explains how a person with a mental disorder like narcissism is thinking.

By educating people about the behavior and thinking of an abuser, this channel aims to help the victims to recover from the abuse.

Analysing Chris Watts Manipulating His Parents

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Overall
4.0/5
Credibility
4.0/5
Production
4.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
137K subscribers

Gabriele Valente focuses on many older crime cases.

She often presents missing person profiles from decades back and also discusses Jane and John Does who have finally been identified, after many years.

A DOUBLE JANE DOE CASE SOLVED AFTER 19 YEARS! He used the oldest trick in the book...
Overall
4.0/5
Credibility
3.0/5
Production
4.0/5
Entertainment
4.0/5
159K subscribers

Brittney Vaughn does make up tutorials while she goes through True Crime cases.

True Crime and Makeup | William Heirens | Brittney Vaughn
Overall
4.0/5
Credibility
4.0/5
Production
4.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
193K subscribers

This channel focuses on unsolved cases throughout the years.

3 Chilling Cases of Killer Wives...
Overall
4.0/5
Credibility
4.0/5
Production
3.0/5
Entertainment
4.0/5
203K subscribers

Georgie Marie is a British True Crime YouTuber who shares many missing person cases.

She is also a fan of history and shares historical mysteries on her channel.

THE TRIAL OF OSCAR PISTORIUS | MIDWEEK MYSTERY
Overall
4.0/5
Credibility
4.0/5
Production
4.0/5
Entertainment
3.0/5
773K subscribers

Crime Scene Cleaning give a different kind of insight to True Crime.

What happens after the investigations are over and the crime scene is ready for cleaning?

Episode 7: Mysterious Death and Hoarder House Demo
Overall
4.0/5
Credibility
4.0/5
Production
3.0/5
Entertainment
4.0/5
876K subscribers

Dr Todd Grande is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health.

On his YouTube channel he shares his knowledge on Mental Health topics.

He discusses famous true crime cases and shares his views on the personality and behavior of the perpetrators.

Did Gypsy Rose Manipulate Nicholas Godejohn? | Was Godejohn's Sentence Fair?
Overall
3.5/5
Credibility
4.0/5
Production
4.0/5
Entertainment
3.5/5
5.06M subscribers

BuzzFeed is an American internet media company which is famous for many YouTube channels.

Unsolved Network is their YouTube channel focusing on True Crime content.

As the name suggests most of their videos are about crimes which are yet to be solved.

The Bizarre Disappearance of Bobby Dunbar
Overall
4.0/5
Credibility
4.3/5
Production
3.3/5
Entertainment
4.0/5
1.95M subscribers

Eleanor Neale started her YouTube career with make up tutorials.

Now she is really focusing on True Crime content.

THE HELLO KITTY MURDER
Overall
3.9/5
Credibility
4.1/5
Production
3.7/5
Entertainment
4.1/5
5.74M subscribers

Bailey Sarian invented a unique mix of True Crime and Make Up Tutorials.

Jonestown Massacre [ Apocalyptic Cult ] Who Was Jim Jones ? |Mystery & Makeup - GRWM| Bailey Sarian

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Overall
4.0/5
Credibility
4.0/5
Production
4.0/5
Entertainment
4.0/5
331K subscribers

Brief Case creates brief True Crime videos as the name suggests.

The channel focuses on very old cases from all around the world.

The Chilling Case of Austria's Darkest Female Serial Killer | Martha Marek
Overall
4.3/5
Credibility
4.7/5
Production
3.7/5
Entertainment
3.7/5
67.4K subscribers

Gray Hughes wants to help solve cold cases and the focus of his channel are missing people and cold cases.

Most of Gray's recent content is live videos where he goes through details of the cases with his audience.

Cold Cases - Jenny Jane Doe - Leroy Ortiz - Amber Hagerman

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Overall
4.2/5
Credibility
4.3/5
Production
4.0/5
Entertainment
4.0/5
2.98M subscribers

Kendall Rae is one of the biggest True Crime vloggers.

She shares conspiracy theories and paranormal stories on her channel as well.

Kendall's podcast Mile Higher is featured by Josh Tomas.

She Hid Her Pregnancy From EVERYONE! Brooke Skylar Richardson

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Overall
4.0/5
Credibility
4.7/5
Production
4.7/5
Entertainment
4.0/5
179K subscribers

Joshua Miles shares lesser known True Crime cases on his channel.

Two Kids Murdered 14 Years Apart, Why?
Overall
4.4/5
Credibility
4.3/5
Production
4.4/5
Entertainment
4.4/5
1.43M subscribers

That Chapter is an Irish True Crime channel run by Mike Oh.

The Disturbing Case of Nikko Jenkins

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Overall
4.5/5
Credibility
4.5/5
Production
4.0/5
Entertainment
4.5/5
1.32M subscribers

ReignBot debunks many strange internet phenomenon.

The channel features the strangest things online and explains what their meaning is or if they are real.

The channel also features many True Crime stories from around the world.

Nevada-tan: Tragedy Turned Meme
Overall
4.7/5
Credibility
4.7/5
Production
4.0/5
Entertainment
4.3/5
4.47M subscribers

JCS – Criminal Psychology Channel has a different angle on True Crime.

They focus on the psychology and behavior of the people accused of commiting the crimes.

This channel goes trough a lot of real-life footage of interrogations and analyzes it.

There's Something About Casey...
Overall
4.3/5
Credibility
4.7/5
Production
4.3/5
Entertainment
4.5/5
609K subscribers

Stephanie Harlowe goes through many famous murder cases.

This channel does not have a lot of visual aspects to it other than herself talking so it can also be listened to as a podcast.

Stephanie also has an actual podcast together with private investigator Derrick Levasseur where they discuss True Crime cases.

Coffee and Crime Time: Bianca Devins
Overall
5.0/5
Credibility
4.0/5
Production
5.0/5
Entertainment
4.0/5
229K subscribers

True Crime Recaps reports the most recent updates on the most famous crime cases.

Chris Nathan and Amy Townsend can also be found on Spotify, their podcast is also called True Crime Recaps.

Jeffrey Epstein workers tell ALL about his rich, perverted life!
Overall
4.7/5
Credibility
4.7/5
Production
4.6/5
Entertainment
4.9/5
918K subscribers

Christina Randall has a different view on True Crime stories as she has been in a prison herself.

She shares her own experiences of being in prison, alongside true crime stories.

Christina also has her own podcast where she discusses a variety of subjects with her family.

The Case of JonBenet Ramsey | My Theory | UNSOLVED
Overall
4.6/5
Credibility
4.9/5
Production
4.7/5
Entertainment
4.7/5
1.03M subscribers

Nick Crowley deep dives into the strangest and spookiest channels on YouTube.

The channels Nick investigate are sometimes themselves found to be committing crimes.

YouTube's Fake Animal Rescue Ring
Overall
4.8/5
Credibility
4.8/5
Production
4.8/5
Entertainment
4.8/5
601K subscribers

Danelle Hallan is most famous for talking about missing people’s cases.

In these videos Danelle explains in detail how these people went missing.

Christine Holloway & Vanessa Morales| Toddler missing after mother murdered!
Overall
5.0/5
Credibility
5.0/5
Production
5.0/5
Entertainment
5.0/5
86.3K subscribers

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