Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 1996.
- Samuel Deever is arrested for sexual harassment.
- Jerkov is arrested for a knife attack and is jailed for one year.
- Lodov is arrested for kidnapping and robbery although the only witness dies.
- Sunbeam is arrested for a fire bomb attack on city commuters and is given a one year sentence in the state penitentiary.
- Johnny Zoo is arrested for possession of illegal firearms and is jailed for six months.
- Suspected crimes
- Tetsuo is suspected of double murder while in prison.
- Tortoise is suspected of a car-burning protest, but this can not be proven.
- Danny Zoo spends the entire year in prison having been convicted of being involved in an illegal gambling racket and being in possession of firearms.
- Kenji Kasen arrives in the United States of America.
- Roger C. Hole is re-elected as the mayor of Liberty City.
- Anthony Corrado is arrested for assault.
- Frankie Gallo is arrested for burglary.
- Steven Jabowitz is arrested for driving while intoxicated.
- Dave Johnson is arrested for possession of cocaine.
- Wu Lee is arrested for possession of stolen property.
- Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince is arrested for possessing cocaine.
- Oswaldo Quiroga is arrested for promoting prostitution.
- Lyle Rivas is arrested for grand theft auto.
- Jayvon Simson is arrested for tax evasion.
- Elizabeta Torres is arrested for possession of heroin.
- Mark Volpe is arrested for manslaughter.