Brits behaving badly abroad

Record numbers of British tourists are falling foul of the law, a survey compiled by the FCO has revealed.

The British Behaviour Abroad report revealed that 8,304 Britons needed assistance in the US, 6,710 passports were lost in Spain, 602 Brits were hospitalised in Greece and 1,591 died in Spain over the period April 06–March 07.

Spain has the highest number of arrests, detaining more than 2,000 British nationals last year, a third more than the year before.

Holidaymakers are also skimping on travel insurance due to the credit crunch, meaning that if they do get in trouble, they will be dependent on consular services.