If you stab a civilian NPC or plant a grenade in his pocket, everyone will know that was you, unless that NPC is isolated in the midle of the wasteland. Companions always know if you pickpocket or backstab a civilian NPC even if they are far away from you, like wen you ask them to wait in a specif place. You can't commit a crime without everyone simple know that was you in a lot of circumstances. Like in Diamond city, if you kill someone inside their houses (like Ann Codman), everyone in town will know that was you, even Takahashi lol. The entire town will spawn inside her house in no time, them you have 2 options: commit a massive massacre or simple load game. This game sneak AI is ridiculous. In combat, if you shoot an enemy from far way w/ a suppressed rifle the other enemies around him will run exactly where you are... Anyway, there is a mod that change this dumb sneak AI?
Edited by jackdanniels, 01 June 2020 - 10:57 PM.