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  NCJ Number: NCJ 031363     Find in a Library
  Title: TOURISM AND CRIME IN MEXICO
  Author(s): G D JUD
  Corporate Author: Southwestern Social Science Assoc
United States of America
  Journal: SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY  Pages:324-330
  Date Published: Unknown
  Page Count: 7
  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): Models ; Geographic distribution of crime ; Mexico
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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