Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 1996.
- Jerkov gets one year for a knife attack.
- Sunbeam gets one year in a penitentiary for fire bomb attacking city commuters.
- Lodov is arrested for kidnapping and robbery, but the only witness dies.
- Tetsuo is suspected of double murder while in prison.
- Tortoise is suspected of a car-burning protest, but this can not be proven.
- Kenji Kasen arrives in the US.
- Roger C. Hole, mayor of Liberty City since 1992, is de-elected and then re-elected.
- Motorcycles become outlawed in Liberty City.
- Dave Johnson is arrested for possession of cocaine, aged 18.
- Wu Lee is arrested for possession of stolen property, aged 36.
- Anthony Corrado is arrested for assault, aged 16.
- Elizabeta Torres is arrested for possession controlled substance: Heroin, aged 19.
- Gay Tony is arrested for possession controlled substance: Cocaine, aged 38.
- Steven Jabowitz is arrested for driving while intoxicated, aged 31.
- Jayvon Simson is arrested for tax evasion, aged 23.
- Mark Volpe is arrested for manslaughter, aged 33.
- Frankie Gallo is arrested for burglary, aged 19.
- Oswaldo Quiroga is arrested for Promoting Prostitution, aged 39.
- Lyle Rivas is arrested for Grand Theft Auto, aged 18.
- Tyrone Hancock is arrested for Resisting Arrest, aged 34.
- Bruce Spade opens up the Dungeon Crawler on Eclipse Boulevard in Vinewood, Los Santos.
- The Data Crack hacking system is created.