No one wants to attend a college where crime rates are high and murder is prevalent. At City College, safety and security is taken seriously. Every student is given an identification card that they must show when they enter the different buildings on campus, including the libraries. City is linked to the CUNY alert system, which allows students who sign up to be notified of emergencies around New York and on campus. City, no matter how sappy it might sound, wants the best for its students. The campus is near a police station; day in and day out there are officers going around campus to enforce security. There are shuttle services located on campus as well, so students can travel back and forth between the campus and the subway (which is five to ten minutes away) safely.
Safety is the last thing to worry about at City, but it's always good to be extra careful. Although the campus security is okay, it could most definitely be better. It's not impossible to bring strangers into the buildings; the guards can get pretty bored and go lax on their security enforcement. Still, there is little to worry about when it comes to safety. Stealing isn't prevalent, however it does happen at times. Remember that this is New York City. Keeping a watch on all your personal belongings is the cool thing to do.