Crooks are not being brought to justice in more than half of Scotland’s car thefts, the Daily Record can reveal.

Calls have been made for a new focus on motor thefts as criminal gangs target luxury cars in a wave of hi-tech heists.

More than half of car thefts are “not detected” by police and do not result in criminal proceedings, according to official figures obtained by the Scottish Lib Dems.

A freedom of information request revealed that 57 per cent of all car thefts during 2021-22 did not result in criminal proceedings.

Scottish Lib Dem justice ­spokesperson Liam McArthur demanded action from the ­Scottish Government to protect the policing budget and boost ­community policing.

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