few crimes are reported to the international public . Most serious crimes are
kept private in fear that they will damage Bermuda's safe and beautiful
reputation . Most crimes take place in an area known as the "back of
town" , consisting of theft and minor assaults . This " back of
town" area is considered the more destitute part of Bermuda . There you
find will drugs , alcohol , and other delinquent activities. Because of this
various places such as Court St., also known as the " back of town",
does receive the same publicity as the rest of the island so that tourists are
not turned off to Bermuda.
are few serious crimes that occur in Bermuda that affect tourism . The only
crimes that happen to tourist are robberies . Many of these robberies are minor
with tourists only losing a few dollars or a few personal items .However a
couple of years ago a Canadian tourist was murdered by a Bermudan male. This
murder caused an uproar in Bermuda and many feared that this would tarnish their
family of the victim was so enraged that they hired a cable station to cover and
air a documentary . The family's intentions were to steer people away from
Bermuda and make them aware of what goes on near Court St.. The documentary
exposed the side of Bermuda that is rarely seen . The documentation was view in
an array of places including Bermuda . Some Bermudans feared that the negative
exposure would cause a decline in tourism and the economy , but the beautiful
representation encouraged people to come and view the area for themselves .
According to Ms . Jenkins the documentary showed so many beautiful panoramics
that Bermuda's reputation was only enhanced .
that is done in Bermuda is under heavy scrutiny by locals and the world outside
Bermuda. The economy has an effect on every aspect of life, there is a
significant link between the actions of Bermudans' behavior and the economy .
Most in Bermuda understand this link and try to uphold it because the effects
can cause major disruption in their lifestyle .
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