Oxford Safer Communities Partnership

Serious Acquisitive Crime

What is serious acquisitive crime?

Serious acquisitve crime is defined as domestic burglary, car crime (theft of a vehicle and theft from a vehicle) and robbery. These types of crimes cause great distress to the victim. They are also the crimes that people worry the most about.

OSCP is working with many agencies to help reduce these crimes. Our performance webpage provides details of the current crime levels. Some of the projects OSCP has initiated to keep our neighbourhoods safe are shown below:
  • Target hardening scheme - providing improved security measures for vulnerable burglary victims; working with landlords of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) and Oxford City Council and Social Landlords to improve the security of their properties.
  • Undercover and high-visibility police operations - These multi-agency operations aim to tackle robbery, car crime and burglary during peak times of offending.
  • Providing prevention and awareness campaigns - Communication campaigns during peak times of offending to raise public awareness about protecting homes, valuables and keeping safe.

The panel opposite provides useful links on protecting your valuables and personal safety.

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