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Knowledge of crimes that have occurred in hotels has been scares. The authors explore the nature and causes of hotel crimes in a U.S. metropolitan area. Levels of crimes were directly related to size of the hotel, target market of business travelers, access to public transportation, and an unsafe image of the environment surrounding the hotel. Crime prevention programs based on the findings can be developed to protect the safety of guests and property.
Huang, W.S Wilson; Kwag, Michael; and Streib, Gregory
"Exploring the Relationship Between Hotel Characteristics and Crime,"
Hospitality Review: Vol. 16
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/hospitalityreview/vol16/iss1/9