For the most part, the UNLV campus is surprisingly safe. The neighborhoods around UNLV are not the best, but few major crimes occur on the campus, though there have been some. Those committing the crimes are usually non-students. Car break-ins occur regularly, particularly when a concert is held at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV police officers and security patrol the campus, even at night. Some will go so far as to check out open doors in buildings late at night. Call-boxes connecting to UNLV police are scattered throughout the campus to assist those in need, but their effectiveness has been questioned. Large shuttles are available to drive students to the general area of their cars also. Regardless of the campus' general safety, do not walk alone at night, as UNLV is still in the center of Las Vegas, which is a transient town that does not always attract the highest-quality people. Safety while going out at night calls for extra caution. Use common sense, and always walk in groups with at least one guy present if possible. The UNLV police do everything they can to keep the campus safe, yet it is up to the students to take it from there while out in the city.