For example like you want to take a look at the city or a particular place and go sightseeing so you decide to take a walk by yourself or with another friend, to the city or even go to a beach but at 4am!!! At a time where most people is sleeping and the city , the beach or places could be lonely no people around!! I mean you as a tourist don’t know how things are around the city, you are there for the first time and you don’t take some precautions like why are you going out at 4am to take a walk!!!
Then when tourists are murdered in a foreign country, the country itself end up with a bad image worldwide so tourists stop traveling there in order to avoid being the victims of local crimes and tourists start criticizing that country and may tell other friends or tourists, do not go there because crime is all over and police do not do anything about it to catch the bad people.
If im told that a certain place or spot is safe I will still doubt and don’t rely too much of what they tell me I better take my own precautions.
I post this based that last week 2 tourists were murdered in my country in different beach cities. I sent you the links of those news.
It is said that the tourist who was murdered in Tortuguero, she visited the city because they were told that place was peaceful and quiet so they rely on what they were told about the place..