Oxford Safer Communities Partnership

Alcohol Related Violent Crime

Alcohol used responsibly is a normal and enjoyable aspect of everyday life for most people. However harm can arise from alcohol abuse, affecting the health and social wellbeing of the individual drinker, their family and friends, colleagues, employers and strangers. Alcohol misuse is directly linked to violence and crime and contributes to mental illness. It is also a factor in many accidents.

Nightsafe Oxford was set up in 2004, as a multi-agency partnership to tackle alcohol related crime and anti-social behaviour, and ensure the safety of licensed premises and entertainment centres in Oxford.


In 2010, Oxford was awarded a Purple Flag by the Association of Town Centre Management. The Purple Flag was awarded in recognition of high standards for managing Oxford's night time economy. To date, Oxford is one of only 16 areas to receive the Purple Flag.

View our performance page which provides statistics relating to violent crime against the person. For 2012-13, OSCP and Thames Valley Police have a target to reduce violence against the person by 5 per cent. 

Nightsafe Oxford is made up of a number of agencies, that include:

  • Oxford City Council
  • Thames Valley Police
  • Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Oxford University Hospitals
  • Oxford University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • NHS Oxfordshire
  • Trading Standards
  • Oxfordshire Drug & Alcohol Action Team (DAAT)

For more information about Nightsafe Oxford and other useful websites, click on the links opposite.



Useful Links



Oxford Safer Communities Partnership, c/o Oxford City Council, 3rd Floor, St Aldate's Chambers, 109 St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1DS. Telephone: 01865 249811.  Email: saferoxford@oxford.gov.uk