Monday, March 17, 2008

Are crimes against tourists on the rise?

Is it getting more dangerous to travel?

Media coverage in the past few weeks would certainly have us believing it is. Just this past weekend:
Every day, it seems like we hear another story about a tourist becoming a victim. Is the media looking to cash in on tourist-related stories, or is there actually cause for concern?

I suspect I know the answer, but the question warrants further investigation before I attempt to define one. For the moment, I'd like to pose the following question: Is it getting more dangerous out there, or is the media hype unnecessarily scaring away tourists?

Your thoughts?

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