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Quality of Life Index // OUR TIMES AS TOLD BY STATISTICS

Residential building permits issued in Hillsborough County from April to June, 1994: 2,574

Residential building permits issued in Hillsborough, second quarter of 1995: 1,947

Combined average Scholastic Aptitude Test scores for Hillsborough County students this year: 911

Average Hillsborough SAT score last year: 906

Average SAT score in Florida this year: 889

Average SAT score nationwide this year: 910

Percentage of Floridians who, when they travel for pleasure to another part of the state, visit the Tampa Bay area: 11.4

Aggravated assaults in Tampa, January through June 1992: 3,330

Aggravated assaults in Tampa, January through June 1993: 2,982

Aggravated assaults in Tampa, January through June 1994: 3,838

Aggravated assaults in Tampa, January through June 1995: 2,738

Compiled by RICHARD DANIELSON with contributions from BARBARA HIJEK and TOM SCHERBERGER.

Quality of Life Index, Sources

Building permits: Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission. Totals reflect all new construction except for remodelings, additions and any alterations to existing buildings.

SAT scores: Staff report.

In-state travelers: The Orlando Sentinel, Aug. 23, citing a Florida Department of Commerce survey of pleasure travel released recently at the Governor's Conference on Tourism. Thirty-five percent of Florida's in-state travelers visited Orlando, and another 14.1 percent visited rural areas in the state.

Aggravated assaults: Tampa Police Department, 1995 Semi-Annual Crime Report, prepared by the Police Department's support services division and released Aug. 17.

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