Caribbean islands such as Antigua are "incredibly safe" for Britons to visit and generally boast exceptionally low crime rates, it has been suggested.
Adam Vaitilingam, author of the rough guide to Antigua and Barbuda, said that traditionally people had been more concerned about the crime rates on Jamaica than any of the other Caribbean islands.
Mr Vaitilingam claimed that in some cases holidaymakers put themselves at risk by behaving differently than they would at home.
"They might go walking on a dark beach at night without taking any precautions, they might be more flashy with the jewellery and money or they might leave items lying around," he explained.
The Foreign Office has advised Britons visiting the Caribbean to take sensible precautions and be vigilant at all times.
Holidaymakers are advised to avoid beaches after dark and store valuable items in safety deposit boxes where possible.
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