The channel, which is operated by Sony Pictures Television will focus on reality-based crime features with shows including Deadly Women, Crime 360, The Devil You Know and the 9/11 Faker.
In a press release, Kate March, executive vice president of Sony Pictures Television's Western Europe International Networks division said:
"True Crime will be a dedicated crime channel, where viewers who are fascinated by true life stories will be able to have everything in one place. The channel further builds on the success of our Freeview channel portfolio and marks our commitment to the UK television market."
Sister channel True Entertainment was launched on Freeview (except Wales) in August 2013.
True Crime on satellite
Sky viewers will be able to see the channel on 185. On Freesat, True Crime is scheduled to launch on channel 143, the current slot of sister channel More>Movies.
True Crime's new Freeview home on channel 60 is currently used by Chart Show TV for viewers in the Greater Manchester area.
Update - this channel has launched on Freeview, but only for viewers living in local TV coverage areas - i.e. if you can receive a local TV channel on either channel 8 or 23, you should receive channel 60 after a retune.