The Good Citizen Bonus is a small cash reward ($50) given to the player for knocking over criminals or gang members that are being chased by police officers. The reward appears in GTA Vice City, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories. The player can use their fists, Brass Knuckles, a Baseball Bat or a Nightstick to beat the criminal. However, if the player chooses to kill the criminal with a car or another weapon on the criminal, the player will receive an automatic wanted level. The criminal will attack the player after being hit but can refocus on the officer if the officer manages to beat the criminal. The player can still get the bonus as the officer beats the criminal.
- Rarely, it is possible for the player to repeatedly stomp on a dead criminal and still receive the $50 bonus until the body disappears.
- There are rare occasions where a normal pedestrian will attack a police officer. Attacking these pedestrians will not give the player the Good Citizen Bonus. Instead, the player will receive an instant wanted level.