Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 2001
- Grand Theft Auto III is released for the PlayStation 2 on October 22, having a signifigant impact on future gaming and stirring up controversy.
- The Xbox is released in North America on November 15.
- The 9/11 attacks take place.
GTA III Era
- The events of Manhunt take place.
- The events of GTA III take place.
- Salvatore Leone is killed.
- Asuka and Miguel are killed by Catalina.
- Catalina is killed.
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.