The Grand Theft Auto 2D Universe has a variety of cities which are known for being filled with large amounts of crime.
This city was very similar to Liberty City in overall design and whatnot. It was also home to Claude Speed.
Liberty City was known for high levels of crime and a corrupt police force.
Back in the 1960s London was hit with considerable crime waves.
note: this is different from the Claude Speed of the Grand Theft Auto 3D Universe
A large crime spree happens across London. Source: Grand Theft Auto: Mission Pack #2: London, 1961
A second large crime spree occurs across London. Source: Grand Theft Auto: Mission Pack #1: London, 1969 (1999, PC/PlayStation)
A large crime spree occurs across Liberty City, San Andreas, and Vice City. Source: Grand Theft Auto (1997, Game Boy Color/PC/PlayStation)
Claude Speed causes a massive crime spree throughout Anywhere City. Source: Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999, DreamCast/Game Boy Color/PC/PlayStation)