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NCJ Number: 229662 Find in a Library
Title: Community Responses to Tourism and Crime
Journal: Crime Prevention and Community Safety  Volume:12  Issue:1  Dated:February 2010  Pages:42-57
Author(s): Paul Brunt; Natalie Hooton
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 16
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper explores how tourism business owners' lives and residents within the tourism area of an English seaside resort respond in their behaviour as a consequence of tourism-related crime and their fear of such crimes.
Abstract: Tourism is known to bring about positive and negative changes in destinations. Through a mixture of primary and secondary data analysis it is clear that crime in the case study area increases during the tourism season. The results suggested that these are changes in behaviour made by parking in different locations; socializing differently; bypassing specific streets at night; and carrying out additional security checks in the home. Perceptions of the destination and of criminal activity were found to vary in relation to occupation and involvement with the tourism industry, and there were associations with sociodemographic variables and the level of attachment to the town. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Citizen reactions to crime
Index Term(s): Behavior patterns; Fear of crime; Group behavior; Individual behavior; Public Opinion of Crime; Reactions to crime; Tourism-crime relationships
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