Document Type : Research Article
Motor vehicle is a serious problem in all developed as well as developing economies especially in metropolitan cities. The present study endeavors to identify hotspots of vehicle theft in the state of Karnataka. The study is based on secondary data collected from the NCRB and SCRB (Karnataka) the study constituted motor vehicle theft from the year 2017 to 2021. This state data brief describes the patterns of motor vehicle theft and compares them to the national trends. It examines the prevalence of motor vehicle theft over time and their characteristics. In this study the offences relating to property are discussed with reference to property stolen and recovered, percentage variation, district wise information, category-wise occurrence, and the crimes classified under the property offences and the percentage distribution of property offences during the year 2017 to 2021.