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.

    Total Outcomes

    Outcomes By Season

    Not Guilty Verdicts Per Season

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