Hopkins has great security on campus. The presence of "hop cops" and other security guards 24 hours a day allows students to walk around campus safely. In addition, the security office offers walking and driving escort services to take students where they want to go within a mile of campus, so there is never an excuse for walking alone after dark. When students leave campus, they need to remember that they live in a city, and they should remain aware of their surroundings and avoid traveling alone. Some streets near campus are not safe, but the University offers precautions so that students remain safe.
Hopkins has worked very diligently to make sure that the campus is safe for students. The escort service, emergency phones, constant video surveillance, and police presence are services the school offers to keep its students safe within the confines of the campus. Crime on campus is almost nonexistent. Although parts of Baltimore are dangerous, JHU students should always feel 100 percent safe on campus. There are cases of crime several blocks away—mostly crimes against property—but the school does everything it can do to eliminate this. Hop cops even patrol areas of high student traffic that are located off campus to discourage crime. If students follow security guidelines, it is highly unlikely that they will be victims of crime. In a Reader's Digest nationwide survey that ranked campus safety, Hopkins was rated the safest school in America, a ranking based more on University initiatives, protocols, and operations than crime statistics. Overall, Hopkins spends a ton of money to ensure its students' safety and health.