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Tourism Eclipsed by Crime

Tourism Eclipsed by Crime Abstract This paper examines the relationships between crime and tourism in Hungary with special reference to spatial and temporal aspects, focusing on the main groups of offences committed against foreign tourists and the problem of crime prevention. The study shows that trends in criminality are closely related to the number of tourists arriving and staying in Hungary and are less associated with general criminal conditions. Most of the victims are Germans; their cars, valuables, and wallets are particularly vulnerable to criminal activity. The density of crime is highest in Budapest, the capital, and in the region surrounding Lake Balaton during the summer season when levels of tourism are at their highest. Tourist information and frequent police controls are considered the most effective measures for crime prevention. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Travel & Tourism Marketing Taylor & Francis

Tourism Eclipsed by Crime

Journal Of Travel & Tourism Marketing , Volume 15 (2-3): 14 – Jan 16, 2004

Tourism Eclipsed by Crime

Journal Of Travel & Tourism Marketing , Volume 15 (2-3): 14 – Jan 16, 2004

Abstract

Abstract This paper examines the relationships between crime and tourism in Hungary with special reference to spatial and temporal aspects, focusing on the main groups of offences committed against foreign tourists and the problem of crime prevention. The study shows that trends in criminality are closely related to the number of tourists arriving and staying in Hungary and are less associated with general criminal conditions. Most of the victims are Germans; their cars, valuables, and wallets are particularly vulnerable to criminal activity. The density of crime is highest in Budapest, the capital, and in the region surrounding Lake Balaton during the summer season when levels of tourism are at their highest. Tourist information and frequent police controls are considered the most effective measures for crime prevention.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
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Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1540-7306
eISSN
1054-8408
DOI
10.1300/J073v15n02_09
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Abstract

Abstract This paper examines the relationships between crime and tourism in Hungary with special reference to spatial and temporal aspects, focusing on the main groups of offences committed against foreign tourists and the problem of crime prevention. The study shows that trends in criminality are closely related to the number of tourists arriving and staying in Hungary and are less associated with general criminal conditions. Most of the victims are Germans; their cars, valuables, and wallets are particularly vulnerable to criminal activity. The density of crime is highest in Budapest, the capital, and in the region surrounding Lake Balaton during the summer season when levels of tourism are at their highest. Tourist information and frequent police controls are considered the most effective measures for crime prevention.

Journal

Journal Of Travel & Tourism MarketingTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 16, 2004

Keywords: Hungary; tourism; public security; criminal offence; crime prevention

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