The sitcom, set in a Young Offender Institution, focused on cellmates Luke and Jason.
Best friends before their arrest, Luke had unwittingly acted as Jason's get-away driver after committing an armed bank robbery. Understandably infuriated by his situation, their imprisonment had also put strain on Luke's relationship with fiancée Gemma, Jason's sister.
The news of the programme's cancellation was accidentally broken live on XFM, where star Elis James and fellow comedian John Robins co-host a programme. Not knowing of Crims' true fate, Robins joked to James about the sitcom in which he starred being axed.
Crims' fate will not come as a huge surprise to many as the corporation plans to shut down its home channel, BBC Three, with the brand becoming an online-only presence. The BBC's overseeing board, the BBC Trust, has yet to give the green light to these plans, but if approved the channel could disappear from television screens as soon as January 2016.
Crims is available to buy in both HD and SD resolutions from Amazon Instant Video
Here is the trailer for the series: