8.0/10
61,356
179 user 35 critic

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 

Trailer
1:13 | Trailer

Watch Now

on Prime Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL
The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
30 ( 5)

Episodes

Next Episode


Wednesday, May 23

When a young woman takes a man hostage, Benson puts herself at risk to defuse the situation; SVU discovers the reason for the abduction.


Most Recent Episode


Wednesday, May 16

An Alzheimer's patient claims to have been raped; Fin receives his sergeant orders.


Previous Episode


Wednesday, May 9

Seasons


Years



20   19   18   17   16   15   14   13   12   … See all »
2018   2017   2016   2015   … See all »
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 49 wins & 141 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Law & Order (1990–2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina
Criminal Minds (TV Series 2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook
NCIS (TV Series 2003)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Stars: Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Pauley Perrette
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This third Law & Order series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.

Stars: Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan
CSI: Miami (2002–2012)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The cases of the Miami-Dade, Florida police department's Crime Scene Investigations unit.

Stars: David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez
CSI: NY (2004–2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

C.S.I. head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper
Chicago P.D. (TV Series 2014)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department, which is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops and the Intelligence Unit.

Stars: Jason Beghe, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads
NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series 2009)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks.

Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa
Chicago Fire (TV Series 2012)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The story of firefighters in Chicago, both on a personal and professional level.

Stars: Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund
Bones (2005–2017)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin
Grey's Anatomy (TV Series 2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...  Olivia Benson 435 episodes, 1999-2018
...  Odafin Tutuola 413 episodes, 2000-2018
...  Donald Cragen 331 episodes, 1999-2015
...  John Munch 326 episodes, 1999-2016
...  Elliot Stabler 272 episodes, 1999-2011
...  Dr. George Huang 230 episodes, 2001-2015
...  Dr. Melinda Warner 222 episodes, 2000-2018
Edit

Storyline

In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. Written by John Craig

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Where Risks are Taken See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Channel 5 [UK] | NBC [United States] |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Law & Order's Sex Crimes  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

As of the end of season seventeen, Olivia Benson and Dominick Carisi, Jr. are the only detectives to have not been shot in the line of duty. See more »

Goofs

Multiple cases are shown which have interstate or international components. While NYPD SVU detectives might cooperate in those cases, they would primarily be handled by the FBI or some other federal law enforcement agency. See more »

Quotes

[opening narration]
Narrator: In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.
See more »

Crazy Credits

From the second episode of the second season (2000-2001), the opening credits break the pattern followed by the earlier episodes of SVU, the original Law & Order, and Criminal Intent. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk. See more »


Soundtracks

I'm Not Driving Anymore
(remix)
Written and Performed by Rob Dougan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
So far from reality it's insulting
3 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

This show used to be OK, but over the last couple of years it has lost the plot. It demonizes all men. It portrays men as abusers, and women as victims. This is not the real world. Instead of a balance in drama that reflects our world, it's nothing more than ratings hype. My family are about to stop watching this show.

The departure of Elliot Stabler was a blessing. This man played a man hater. He was violent and should have been removed from the police force a long time ago. The new guy seems, so far, to have a more balanced approach to police work. Hope he stays that way!

It's disappointing that Dick Wolf and his associates have pushed the show down this draconian path. We have enough problems in society with men being discriminated against, the last thing we need is this sort of irresponsible TV reinforcing the false paradigms of our brainwashed society.

From an entertainment perspective, it just isn't. There are many more TV shows out there that have a better entertainment content. I gave this show a 2 because the new guy adds more character to the show than Stabler did.


18 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 179 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial