Tampa Police Department budget: $74.7-million
Amount the city of Tampa expects to receive from property taxes this year: $61.1-million
Percentage of Hillsborough County high school seniors who demonstrated that their reading skills were ready for college when they took entry-level placement tests: 82.4
Percentage of high school seniors statewide who demonstrated college-ready reading skills when they took placement tests: 77.7
Approximate number of children whose families turn to Metropolitan Ministries' center for homeless families for help each year: 1,000
Percentage decrease in the number of passengers traveling through Tampa International Airport, August 1995 compared with the same month from a year ago: 10.6
Percentage increase in the weight of cargo moved through the airport for the same two months: 17.6
Vending machine sales in Hillsborough County during 1992: $22-million
Vending machine sales in Hillsborough last year: $48.8-million
Number of times so far this year that Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies have fired their guns at people: 6
Number of times this year Hillsborough sheriff's deputies have shot at dogs: 2
Compiled by RICHARD DANIELSON with contributions from BILL DURYEA and STEPHEN HEGARTY.
Quality of life sources
Police budget vs. property taxes: City of Tampa annual budget for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1996.
Reading skills: Florida Department of Education statistics for 1993-94.
Homeless children: Metropolitan Ministries. The charity's Family Care Center sees nearly 500 families and 1,000 children each year, according to executive director Morris E. Hintzman.
People vs. cargo: Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, Monthly Activity Report for Tampa International Airport, August 1995.
Vending machine sales: Florida Department of Revenue.
Shootings: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.