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Crime as tourism externality

Bianca Biagi () and Claudio Detotto

Working Paper CRENoS from Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia

Abstract: This paper analyses the linkage between tourism and crime with particular focus on the distortions generated onto criminal activities by the presence of visitors. Controlling for socio-demographic and economic variables, we empirically investigate the contribution of tourist arrivals to different types of crimes for 103 Italian provinces and for the year 2005. Possible spill-over effects of crime are taken into account by testing two spatial models (one spatial lag model and one spatial error model). We also test the hypothesis according to which the different geography of tourist destinations - i.e. urban, mountain, marine etc- alters the impact of tourism on crime. Finally, we measure the social cost of crime associated with tourist arrivals.

Keywords: crime; tourism; spill-over effect; negative externality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K0 L83 R0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo, nep-law, nep-tur and nep-ure
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