Charting Every "Law & Order" Verdict

Overthinking It analyzed every single episode in the 20-year-history of the original L&W series. “These are their findings…”

Just some quick points about the data:

1) All data is based on 450 L&O stories out a total of 456 due to multi-episode arcs.
2) ‘Implied win’ refers to episodes in which you don’t see a definitive negative result.
3) 80% of episodes end with solid wins.
4) Not Guilty verdicts take a nose dive after season 14.

Not Guilty Verdicts Per Season

overthinkingit.com / Via overthinkingit.com

For more information and breakdowns of the verdicts, including verdicts versus number of viewers, visit Overthinking It.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Facebook Conversations
          
    Hot Buzz

    What’s Your Strangest One-Night Stand Story?

    collection

    31 Bizarre Childhood Fears That Will Make You Glad To Be Grown Up

    collection
    Now Buzzing