Murders do effect tourists. Some of our own Cruisemates members and good friends witnessed a murder just last month in Cancun. This happened on a popular public beach directly in front of them. This was very disturbing to them and all the other tourists there. The locals tried to gloss it over, but obviously some tourists wanted to leave. This happened in a tourist only area of a major resort hotel. I have seen no mention of this in the press.
I'd love to see Paul do an article in general and I would put him in contact with our member who witnessed it for some personal context.