Cattlerustling (theft) is one of the minor crimes of the district Bhakkar. Anyhow, cattle rustlers were committing cattle theft by foot or by using horses. "Khoji" (foot-tracker) were the main resources who used to assist the police in detecting the criminals, by using the criminal's foot-prints and patterns. "Thekri-Pehra" (volunteer village watchmen) used to work as an effective strategy for prevention of this crime.With the help of CRO System Cattle-rustlers are traced out. Now times have changed. Mostly, they theft cattles but sometimes they snatch on gun-point and take the victimes along as a hostage.
Cattle rustler gangs are ever changing and they enlist criminals from far and wide, like the districts of Layyah, Jhangh, Chiniot, Mianwali, Sargodha, and sometimes even from other provinces like KPK. In district Bhakkar, incidents of cattle theft may occur anywhere. With the changing method of crime, the strategy of the Police is also changing .