Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 1997.
- Grand Theft Auto is released.
- The events of Grand Theft Auto take place.
- Johnny Zoo is arrested on Hello Sushi Bar Massacre, and is released on $2 million bail.
- Danny Zoo is arrested and charged of multiple murders in a gambling den. He is released on a technicality.
- Jerkov is arrested on possession of heroin. He is acquitted when the evidence lost.
- Kov-Kov is suspected of causing an explosion at the police headquarters.
- Lodov massacres a rival gang in broad daylight. The only witness dies.
- Mayor Roger C. Hole is involved in yet another scandal. This time, Hole is accused of securing drugs for city officials in exchange for sanitation contracts.
- Momma's Restaurante is voted one of Liberty City's top 100 Sicilian-American Restaurants.
- Barry Harcross was falsely charged by the FBI for money laundering for the mob in his construction company.
- Charles Martin is arrested for embezzlement.
- Jermaine Andrews is arrested for grand theft auto.
- Gavin Finkle is arrested for prostitution.
- Anthony Corrado is arrested for manslaughter.
- Manny Escuela is arrested for possession controlled substance: Heroin.
- Patrick McReary is arrested for Grand Theft Auto.
- Terry Thorpe is arrested for Grand Theft Auto.
- Luca Silvestri is arrested for manslaughter.
- Isaac Roth is arrested for possession stolen property.
- Frank Garone is arrested for manslaughter.
- Johnny Klebitz joined The Lost Brotherhood.
- Jason Michaels joined The Lost Brotherhood.
- Terry Thorpe joined The Lost Brotherhood.
- Jason Michaels is arrested for grand larceny.
- Wing It was first created by FACADE.
- Zachary Tyler is born.