Crime Effects On Tourism

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Introduction Tourism is the largest and fastest growing industry in the world, and also a major contributor to Jamaica’s economical growth and development. The dynamics of tourism allows people to travel globally for several reasons as it influences competition between countries, while attracting tourists towards destination product(s). However, the growth of crime and violence is becoming directly exposed to the value of a tourism sector development; hence, prior or while traveling, safety assurance is of great demand for travelers. By definition, crime is referred as “ acts or omissions forbidden by law that can be punished by imprisonment and/or fine” (Murphy, 1985), Furthermore, it has come to the realization that many countries tourism…show more content…
According to (Fashola, n.d), “one of the primary challenges of empirical research concerning victims of crime relates to collecting data that is representative of a known population of victims … victims of crime to participate in research studies is difficult for a number of ethical and methodological reasons”. In that regard using other methods for collecting statistical data collection will be used such being the Quantitative…show more content…
The outcome in the will affect the happenings now, in tweaking there present decision. Hence for future reference, this study maybe be modify to help identifying aspects of fighting crime and violence, both internal and externally and so tourism destinations can continue to grow and develop.

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