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'I Survived A Crime': Release date, airtime, plot, trailer and all you need to know about A&E crime docuseries

In each 30-minute episode, the show will explore different survivors' stories and analyzes their choice of avoiding confrontation
Poster of 'I Survived A Crime' (A&E)
Poster of 'I Survived A Crime' (A&E)

'I Survived A Crime' is an upcoming crime series on A&E that recounts the inspiring tales of crime survivors who showed exceptional bravery and courage in the face of danger and came out of it to live another day. The survivors showed presence of mind as they faced with incidents that threatend their life or safety — acts which can teach important lessons about how to tackle the worst situations and fight back.


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Release date

'I Survived A Crime' is a twenty-episode series that will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, February 17 from 10 pm ET/P only on A&E network.


In each 30-minute episode, 'I Survived a Crime' explores different survivors' stories and analyzes their choice of avoiding confrontation to increase the likelihood of survival or fighting back as a last resort. Survivors join host Gio Benitez to reflect on the incidents and have their voices heard. Alongside the testimonials, videos captured in vivid detail on smart security systems, hidden cameras, cell phones, and dash cams are highlighted and analyzed to help understand the events that took place. The series explores the difficult and split-second decisions a person must take when confronted with an act that threatens their life, safety or liberty.


"Hosted by award-winning ABC News reporter Gio Benitez, 'I Survived a Crime' takes viewers on a journey into the experience of being a victim of a sudden crime, from the moment those attacked first perceive the danger through the potential long-lasting effects. Using surveillance and cell phone footage captured during the crime, the series follows individuals going about their daily lives who were confronted with a dangerous situation and forced to make a quick decision on how to protect themselves or their families," reads the official synopsis. 


"I Survived a Crime" is produced by Law&Crime Productions for A&E Network. Dan Abrams, Rachel Stockman, Karla Hidalgo and Michel Bryant serve as executive producers for Law&Crime. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, and Sean Gottlieb serve as executive producers for A&E.


The docu-series is hosted by Gio Benitez, who is  the Transportation Correspondent for ABC News based in New York and Washington, D.C He covers aviation, space, railroads, and the auto industry for all ABC News programs and platforms including 'Good Morning America,' 'ABC World News Tonight,' 'Nightline,' '20/20,' 'ABC News Radio,' and ABC’s streaming network, ABC News Live.

Gio Benitez is the host of A&E's crime docu-series, 'I Survived A Crime' (A&E)

He is an award-winning reporter and has covered a wide range of stories for the network, including the Pulse nightclub shooting, El Chapo's underground escape from a Mexican prison, and the Boston Marathon bombing. He regularly breaks exclusive investigative stories as part of Good Morning America's series, "GMA Investigates." Some of these investigations have led to important safety recalls.

Benitez is the recipient of three national Emmy Awards, two regional Emmy Awards and is an eight-time nominee. In Miami, he was nominated for his investigative series on alleged police brutality which resulted in two Miami officers being forced to turn in their guns and badges.



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