Luther College and Decorah in general could not be any safer if they came straight out of a '50s sitcom. The campus, city, and surrounding area are all places in which students can feel comfortable at all times. The campus police department gets a bad rap for issuing a lot of parking tickets, but they do a lot of other things for students, like giving rides to injured students, unlocking and jumpstarting cars (especially important in the winter), and helping drunken students with whatever treatment they might need.
Due to the small campus size, transportation and group excursions have no curfew, allowing students to have fun at any time they wish. This does not mean, however, that you have a license to do whatever you want. Students are still encouraged to travel in packs, especially at night, and doors must always be locked. There are also occasional incidents of violence, sexual assault, and theft, but those are few and far between. Still, you can be encouraged not to live in fear of crime, violence or other problems. As long as students choose not to do anything stupid, they can be assured that they will be living, working, and playing in a safe location.