The University of Oxford has a low crime rate in comparison to similar institutions within the UK's Higher Education sector.
Both the Oxford Safer Communities Partnership and Thames Valley Police can evidence that Oxford does not have a high crime problem when compared to other cities of a comparable size in the Thames Valley.
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Our key objective is to maintain a safe and secure university estate. To achieve this, the Security Services team focuses on developing and maintaining effective and supportive internal and external partnerships. We work closely with all our partners to provide a visible and reassuring presence right across the University estate.
From experience, we know that security arrangements to protect local environments and functions benefit from local involvement. So University Departments appoint volunteer Security Liaison Officers to act as the focal point for delivering building security plans.
The Security Services team also provides regular briefings to SLOs and HPLG, offering a 24/7 point of contact and security training, awareness and education.
We adopt an ‘intelligence-led’ approach through all our partnerships. This includes:
Our crime and incident records continue to indicate that our partnership approach, along with the sharing of information and intelligence-led deployments, are having the desired effect in reducing incidents of reported crime.
We are pleased to say that, although the University will never become a totally crime free zone, our strategy is delivering a safer and more secure University.
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