A crackdown on crime in Birmingham's entertainment district has seen a 29 per cent fall in offending, West Midlands Police said.
Officers working with local security guards and licensees have reported a reduction in overall crime compared with the same period last year.
This follows the introduction of new initiatives, including operations targeting rogue taxi and private hire operators and the deployment of high-visibility police patrols.
Sergeant Phil Jones, based at Digbeth police station, welcomed the "significant reduction" in crime in Southside since April.
He said: "There has been a 29 per cent reduction in offences despite increased numbers of visitors to the area over the last two Bank Holidays and the Pride event, which was successfully hosted here.
"We feel this initiative has been really beneficial to the people living and visiting the Southside area and we have made great progress in reducing alcohol-related crime and disorder in this neighbourhood, making it an even safer place to visit."
Sgt Jones said there are plans afoot to site a mobile police presence in the area on a regular basis in a bid to reassure the public and deter anti-social behaviour.