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

Marriages in Hillsborough County, January through May: 2,639

Divorces in Hillsborough County, January through May: 2,413

Arrests made by the Tampa Police Department, January through June 1994: 3,774

Arrests made by the Tampa Police Department, first six months of this year: 3,487

Average annual office rental rate, per square foot, in Tampa's central business district, April through June of this year: $17.63

Decrease in that average rate compared to the same three months a year ago: $3.73

Rank of Tampa among cities with the biggest declines in annual rental rates, second quarter 1994 to second quarter 1995: 1

Top cost of a seat deposit in the proposed new stadium for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $2,450

Average cost of seat licenses in other National Football League cities that have sold seat deposits or licenses to raise money for new stadiums: $2,000

Sales by car and other motor vehicle dealers in Hillsborough County, 1992: $2.27-billion

Sales by car and other motor vehicle dealers in Hillsborough County last year: $3.19-billion

Quality of Life

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Marriages and divorces: Vital News, September 1995 newsletter published by the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services Office of Vital Statistics.

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

Rental rates: USA Today, Sept. 13, citing information from Cushman & Wakefield.

Seat deposits: Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Stadium Task Force. Under the Bucs' Charter Seat Deposit Program, each seat deposit costs as much as a season ticket. The price of season tickets will range from $190 to $480 for regular seats, and $950 to $2,450 for club seats. Those ticket prices are guaranteed for 1998 and 1999. After that, prices will increase based on changes in the Consumer Price Index. The deposits will be refunded to ticket holders at the rate of 5 percent a year for nine years, with the remainder of the deposit reimbursed in year 10.

Car sales: Florida Department of Revenue.

Compiled by RICHARD DANIELSON with contributions from BARBARA HIJEK

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