Florida's Crime Sure Looks Like A Lot

Your article "Is it tourist season or open season in Florida?" (Top of the News, Sept. 27) on crime and the Florida tourist trade paraphrases Florida officials stating "that fewer than 0.5% of Florida's 41 million visitors are victims of violent crime."

Wait a minute. Another way of saying the same thing is that the incidence of violent crime is approaching one victim per 200 visitors: That's a lot of crime!

Richard Gasink

Barrington, Ill.