Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 2001.
- Grand Theft Auto III is released in October in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
- October 2001 - The events of GTA III take place.
- Salvatore Leone is killed.
- Kenji Kasen is killed.
- Asuka and Miguel are killed by Catalina. (In GTA IV an easter egg suggests that Asuka was revived and is still alive.)
- Catalina is killed.
- Ray Machowski leaves Liberty City and flies to Miami.
- Claude is arrested for robbing Liberty City Bank, but escapes with 8-Ball on the ride to prison.
- Chatterbox FM is launched, according to a Liberty Tree article.
- Gardening with Maurice is cancelled, as mentioned by a caller on Chatterbox FM.
- Gary Schaffer is cleared of corruption charges as stated by Andee on LIPS 106.
- The Callahan Bridge is damaged by a bomb.
- Julio Ochoa is sworn in as Mayor of Liberty City.
- 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.
- Lazlow Jones is arrested for bribery.
- Wu Lee is arrested for grand larceny.
- Luis Fernando Lopez is arrested for assault.
- Real Badman is arrested for armed robbery.
- Elizabeta Torres is arrested for criminal sexual act: minor.
- Brucie Kibbutz is arrested for patronize prostitute.
- Little Jacob is arrested for armed robbery.
- Jeremy St. Ives is arrested for patronize prostitute.