Crime in tourism destinations: Research review

Authors

  • Agnieszka Lisowska University of Wroclaw, Institute of Geography and Regional Development, Socio-Economic Geography Institution

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18778/0867-5856.27.1.12

Keywords:

crime, tourism, tourism crime, tourist destination, sense of security, threat of crime

Abstract

Tourism has become a common phenomenon, very important for various reasons, especially for developing regions and countries, and which in consequence has been perceived as positive. However, increasingly commonly works have cast a slightly different look. Tourism leads to a temporarily increased number of people in a relatively small area, and contributes to the introduction of ‘strangers’ to local communities which can lead to problems such as crime. On the other hand, a higher risk of being a victim may lead to the reduced attractiveness of a given destination. A small number of studies in this field draw attention to this, concentrating on a general outline of their interdependence but specific urban tourist areas are rarely the subject of research. This review covers various works on the relationship between tourism and crime.

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2017-06-30

How to Cite

Lisowska, A. (2017). Crime in tourism destinations: Research review. Turyzm/Tourism, 27(1), 31-39. https://doi.org/10.18778/0867-5856.27.1.12

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