Events concerning the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series in '''2001'''.
* [[Grand Theft Auto III]] is released for the [[PlayStation 2]] on October 22, having a significant impact on future gaming and stirring up controversy.
* The [[Xbox]] is released in North America on November 15.
* The 9/11 attacks take place in the [[United States of America|United States]] on September 11, 2001. The attacks were initiated by Islamic extremists from various countries in the Middle East united under the terrorist group Al Qaeda, led by Osama Bin Laden. Four planes were hijacked from major American airports, and rerouted into the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, another into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and another was put down in a field in Pennsylvania by brave passengers. The attacks led to a delay in the release of Grand Theft Auto III.
===GTA III Era===
*The events of [[Manhunt]] take place.
*The events of [[Grand Theft Auto III]] take place.
*[[Salvatore Leone]] is killed.
*[[Asuka Kasen]] and [[Miguel]] are killed by Catalina.
*[[Catalina]] is killed.
*[[Gardening with Maurice]] is canceled, as mentioned by [[Lazlow Jones|Lazlow]].
===GTA IV Era===
*[[Rudy D'Avanzo]] is arrested for hijacking and arson.
*[[Willy Valerio]] is arrested for possession of crack cocaine.
*[[Ashley Butler]] is arrested for possession of cocaine.
*[[Steven Jabowitz]] is arrested for fraud.
*[[Johnny Barbosa]] is arrested for grand larceny.
*[[Heathcliff Waterstreet]] is arrested for possession of methamphetamine.
*[[Cherise McCormic]] is arrested for possession of cocaine.
*[[Lazlow Jones]] is arrested for bribery.
*[[Dirty Sue]], a member of [[The Lost Brotherhood]], is killed in a motorcyle accident.