UNL students feel overwhelmingly safe on campus. The campus police, blue-lights, 475-RIDE, and campus escort are some of the many safety precautions that help them feel secure. By day, students don’t lock their dorm rooms, and by night, students traipse through all corners of campus in the dark. Even seniors at UNL say they’ve never heard of negative incidents that deserve any undue attention.
Lincoln is a very trusting town and, for the most part, people don’t abuse that trust. This is Nebraska, and in the “Heartland,” people worry more about national football championships than they do their own personal safety. But don’t be too careless—unchained bikes do get stolen and there are some shady characters on and around campus from time to time. But, on the whole, parents definitely shouldn't be afraid to send their kids here—UNL is an exceptionally safe place for anyone to live.