Oliver attacks Noah Claypole, an older boy who was bullying Oliver.
Bill grabs Fagin by the throat menacingly, as if he were going to strangle him.
When Fagin sees the supposedly asleep Oliver watching him as he counts his stolen goods, he grabs Oliver by the throat and demands to know what he has seen.
After Oliver is kidnapped, he suddenly slaps Bill across the face and breaks free, but Bill grabs him and is about to whip him with his belt, when Nancy intervenes.
Fagin jokingly kicks the Artful Dodger to the floor in one scene.
Near the end of the film, Bill Sikes kills Nancy offscreen by beating her to death with a cane, in a scene lasting about 30 seconds. Only the cane is seen above a wall, whilst Nancy is heard to cry out repeatedly. Oliver listens horrified, mouthing the word "Stop!" After Bill steps back from the spot where Nancy lies, a small amount of blood is shown on his hands, and he wipes them off on his coat. She dies offscreen after he leaves the scene, but is still alive as he is running away; we see her feet twitching, although at this point she is making no sound. All we later see of the dead Nancy are her feet.
Moments after he has beaten Nancy, Bill tries to kill his pet dog by throwing a crowbar at him, but misses.
Bill takes Oliver as a hostage, forcing the boy to help him escape, but a policeman shoots and kills Bill before he can get away.
When Nancy refuses to help kidnap Oliver, Sikes slaps her across the face so hard that she falls off the chair on which she is sitting.
In song lyrics there are occasionally references to violence. Prominent examples of this are featured in the title song (lyrics: "What will he do when he's turned black and blue?", a reference to child abuse), as well as in the song "I'd Do Anything" (lyrics: "Would you risk 'the drop' ?"- a slang word for hanging), and in the song "As Long As He Needs Me" (the "he" being Bill Sikes), Nancy, who has just been ferociously slapped once across the face by Bill, sings "Who else would love him still, when they've been used so ill?".