Stan Wayridge is a Liberty Tree writer in 2001, the setting of Grand Theft Auto III. Stan Wayridge is a Liberty Tree writer, who in February 2001 wrote an article about the rising crime rates in Liberty City. He writes that murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson are "up 11%". Whilst violent offenses (murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault) are "up 73%". Murders meanwhile have "increased four fifths from last years 23% of what it had been previously". For the article, Crime Report Card: Stay Home and Watch TV!, he has quotes from Police Chief Daryl M. Zolotowski and residents of Chinatown.