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NCJ Number: 31363 Find in a Library
Title: TOURISM AND CRIME IN MEXICO
Journal: SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY  Pages:324-330
Author(s): G D JUD
Corporate Author: Southwestern Social Science Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Southwestern Social Science Assoc
Austin, TX 78712
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY SUGGESTS THAT THE CRIME RATE WITHIN GEOGRAPHIC AREAS IN MEXICO IS SIGNIFICANTLY CORRELATED TO THE MAGNITUDE OF FOREIGN TOURIST BUSINESS.
Abstract: ALTHOUGH THE STUDY IS UNABLE TO EMPIRICALLY SEPARATE THE PROPORTION OF ADDITIONAL CRIME THAT IS DIRECTED EXCLUSIVELY AGAINST FOREIGN VISITORS FROM THAT WHICH IS IN SOME WAY PRECIPITATED BY THE INFLUX OF TOURISTS BUT WHICH EVENTUALLY VICTIMIZES MEXICAN SOCIETY IN GENERAL, IT WOULD SEEM REASONABLE TO ASSUME THAT MANY MEXICAN NATIONALS, EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT AFFECTED DIRECTLY, OBTAIN DISUTILITY FROM THE INCREASED CRIME ASSOCIATED WITH TOURISM. THUS, CRIMINAL ACTIVITY CAN REASONABLY BE CONSIDERED AN EXTERNALITY OF THE TOURISM INDUSTRY IN MEXICO. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Geographic distribution of crime; Mexico; Models
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