Nature of Crime Victimization among Tourists in Bangladesh: An Analysis

  • Fahad Bin Islam Khan and Mahmuda Akter
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  • Fahad Bin Islam Khan

    Graduate from Department of Criminology and Police Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh

  • Mahmuda Akter

    Assistant Professor at Department of Criminology and Police Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh

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Tourism has become an amazing catalyst for the monetary development of a state in 21st century. At the same time as the tourism sector expands the chances of crime victimization among tourists are also increasing. Theories of criminology, for instance opportunity theory, and routine activity theory along with Butler’s model on tourism area life cycle (TALC) offer logical grounds for the crime victimization among tourists in diverse tourist places. This study mainly focuses on exploring the nature and extent of tourist victimization in Bangladesh and the contributing factors to it alongside efficacious preventive measures. For the purpose of conducting this study, data was gathered from secondary sources, including various statistics, articles, books, newspapers, and so on. The discoveries demonstrated that most of the tourists were victimized by criminal activities such as theft, sexual assault, prostitution, organized crime and gang activity, terrorism, mass-transit crimes, robbery, murder, hijacking, kidnapping, police assault, political violence, burglary, and so on. Regarding the increased volume of crime, factors like lower-income and unemployment, the lucrativeness of tourists, the vulnerability of tourists, lower rate of reported crimes, lack of security, inappropriate tourism policy, and insufficient information about the tourist spots are mostly responsible for this. All other government agencies, including the police require to play an effective role in ensuring the security of tourists by resolving these issues as early as could be expected. And with this, by improving this highly dynamic sector like tourism industry, it will be possible to introduce Bangladesh as a country with the brightest potential on the world stage.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 2711 - 2726


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