Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 2004.
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is first released on the PlayStation 2.
- Grand Theft Auto Advance is first released on the GameBoy Advance.
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is released in Japan on PS2, two years after the rest of the world.
- Teddy Benavidez is arrested for assault.
- Hsin Jaoming is arrested for assault.
- Lester Leroc is arrested for burglary.
- Alonso Gomez is arrested for possession of crack cocaine.
- Jermaine Andrews is arrested for possession of stolen property.
- Cherise McCormic is arrested for resisting arrest.
- Tyler Dixon is arrested for assault.
- Johnny Barbosa is arrested for assault and petit larceny.
- Marlon Bridges is arrested for assault.
- Steven Jabowitz is arrested for possession of gambling records.
- Lazlow Jones is arrested for bribery.
- Trey "Playboy X" Stewart stops visiting Dwayne Forge in prison.
- Vladimir Glebov is arrested for extortion.
- Bernie Crane is arrested for possession of a controlled substance: Ecstasy.
- Brucie Kibbutz is arrested for speeding violation.
- Jeremy St. Ives is arrested for patronizing prostitution.
- Tom Rivas is arrested for fraud.
- Mario Venturella is arrested for prostitution.
- Joseph DiLeo is arrested for armed robbery.
- Frankie Gallo is arrested for possession stolen property.
- Leila Sharpe is arrested for petit larceny.
- The events of "Prologue" occur.
- The Flight School was established in Los Santos International Airport.
- Production of the Premier begins, paralleling the production of its inspiration, the Chevrolet Cobalt.
- Merle Abrahams dies while in prison at age 57.
- Highmen Space Tours was founded on Highmenspacetours.com.
- The Lost members Johnny Klebitz, Brian Jeremy, and Terry Thorpe ride their motorcycles to Los Santos.
- Java Update Coffeeshop was established on Boulevard Del Perro in Rockford Hills, Los Santos.