Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements

Cleaned The Mean Streets

Capture 20 criminals through the police computer.  

After you complete "Crime and Punishment" you will have access to police computers. When you enter a police car, and are parked, press to open up the police's computer. In there you will see a menu to "View Current Crimes." This is going to be your classic Vigilante mission that we've all grown to love. The best part is, they no longer have to be done all at once, you can take your merry time and do them at your leisure.

When you select a current crime on your computer, a red GPS beaon will appear on your map taking you to the offender. Eliminate them, and then repeat with 19 more offenders of peace and justice.

If your police car becomes damaged, here is an easy way to get a new one. Choose an offender to go after. Quickly head to the crime scene, as you're timed on how fast you get there. Once you arrive, you can take your time, so as soon as you arrive at the scene, start wreaking havoc until police arrive to stop you. Kill both cops that come out of the car, then kill the offender. As soon as you complete your mission, your wanted level automatically disappears, so you can go and take the freshly slain cops' car free of charge.

As a note, the computer will tell you what type of a crime you will be going after. Criminal on foot will be the easiest, up to a stolen car chase will take the longest.

**Can be done after completing story mode**

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 4 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Kevin D1994
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 11:15:26 AM

Hi I have did this achevement but it says i havent can u help why i havent got it? and i have not used cheats.

Comment #2 by cosmicsemone
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 07:55:40 PM

u dont even have to capture them just kill em

Comment #3 by Jonesy11219
Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 02:51:35 PM

u have to get 20 current crimes not including most wanted crimes.

Comment #4 by maximusvonmax
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 04:34:59 PM

The easiest way is to do the crimes with the criminal on foot. Easy chase, easy kill.

Comment #5 by stig360
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 04:15:26 AM

This isn't working at all for me? I swear I have gotten more than 20. HELP :(
I may have to start a new game? :(

Comment #6 by GotTheSnuff
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 05:00:27 PM

To get the achievement you must finish 20 current crimes, not kill 20 criminals.

Comment #7 by /-\nT1
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 01:05:00 PM

You can see how many you done in stats --> score scroll at the bottom there are all this things listet you need for the 100%

Comment #8 by gunner13
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 11:51:04 PM

this doesnt want to work any tips ? -__-

Comment #9 by A7X x Shadow
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 08:38:32 PM

How do i unblock the achievement?

Comment #10 by Valandur
Saturday, September 03, 2011 @ 12:45:31 PM

Just jump in a cop car, hit LB to bring up the police computer, select top option, "View Current Crimes" and do it 20 times. Simples. *squeak*

Comment #11 by Iceskater101
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 06:14:04 PM

can you do it all on one island? or do you have to go to different islands to get this done?

Comment #12 by adamboy1409
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 10:27:36 AM

mine does not work it just says error connecting to server help !

Comment #13 by popebilly3
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 @ 12:33:28 AM

If it isnt working make sure you didnt activate the weapon tier cheats cause that will lock the achievement causing you to be unable to get it no matter how many criminals you killed. If you did that just start a new game and DONT CHEAT!!!

Comment #14 by xRyudo
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 01:56:44 PM

Easiest ones are the Criminals on Foot missions.

If you don't have these available, cancel back out of the Police Menu entire, and reopen the menu until it appears. You can just run the poor guys over in a matter of seconds, rather than having to deal with gangs or moving cars.

Comment #15 by rheddpheonix
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 10:46:38 PM

Just suck it up and play through it. Sure, it takes a bit of time, maybe a few deaths, but once you're done, you're done! I agree with #14 in the fact that you can just plow into the 'on foot' criminals and move on quicker. I tried to stick with just those and the car robberies. Gang activities were my Achilles' Heel.

Comment #16 by TomPopee
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 05:42:27 AM

To be able to access the police computer and view the current crimes do I have to do a certain mission before I'm able to do so? Because I've tried it before and it just says 'Error Connecting To Servers, Try Again Later'

Comment #17 by lawdog1037
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 08:32:27 PM

That just means you're in the middle of a mission or task.

Comment #18 by runfool
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 04:35:26 PM

Would spawning the FIB Buffalo prevent that achievement?

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Game Info
Rockstar North
Rockstar Games


US April 29, 2008
Europe April 29, 2008
Japan October 30, 2008

Resolution: 720p
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Players: 1
Online Players : 16
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