Over 800 tourists were the victims of crime while visiting Ireland last year.
The 442 incidents represent the third highest number since records began 20 years ago.
The most common cases against tourists involved theft from people or theft from cars.
The figures are contained in the Irish Tourist Assistance Service annual report, which was launched today by the Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe, pictured above with the ITAS Chief Executive Lisa Kennedy.
Our News Correspondent Fergal O'Brien reports: