today i saw this:
it's a bid to reduce petty crime, because apparently doing so has a knock-on effect and reduces more serious crime.
it changes from that to ‘drugs are illegal. police are monitoring this area as part of an ongoing operation’ to ‘caution: thieves operate in this area. please protect your belongings’ to ‘please report any suspicious packages to (phone #)’ to ‘urinating in the street is illegal’.