If cops were like this in RL then there would be no crime.
There might be fewer but it wouldnt eliminate it. There are some elements of society that no matter the fact it hurts each time they stick a metal object into a live receptacle, they'll do it again
I do miss the random arrests by cops. I used to do the same thing, let a ped get mad enough @ me to want to fight, then make sure cops could see, so they'd be arrested. Sometimes the ped would run, in which case I'd have to pull a weapon and take them down! Still the really fun thing in IV was taking a car around to the front of the car that a cop had pulled over (the cop searching the trunk), tap the front of the ped's car one or more times, the cop would often pull his weapon, shoot the ped, or go pull them out of the car, then shoot them!
A similar exp happened in V the other day, well I was in the vicinity of a cop chase, they shot the bad guys, one cop survived, a dingbat lady rammed through cars and hit the officer, he pulled his shotgun and shot at her, she got out and ran, he chased her and shot her, then returned. I was using Michael and he said "Hello Officer", the cop "Hey there", jumped in his cruiser and left... If it were Trevor, he'd no doubt insulted the cop, got wanted and proly been wasted. Trevor needs to see Michael's shrink