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

Average number of weeks it took to get a city of Tampa residential building permit before city officials began streamlining the permit process in June: 9

Average number of days it now takes to get a residential building permit from the city: 2

Number of delinquent youths processed at Hillsborough County's Juvenile Assessment Center during April: 655

Number of those youths who had been through the center at least once before: 373

Number who had been through the center four or more times: 121

Estimated percentage of meals that Mayor Dick Greco, who supports a restaurant tax for a new Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium, says he eats out: 99

Number of Hillsborough County parents who have failed to pay their child support for at least five months: 530

Percentage of Tampa AIDS Network clients in August who said they got the AIDS virus through gay or bisexual sex: 35.3

Percentage who say they were infected through heterosexual sex: 38.2

Compiled by RICHARD DANIELSON with contributions from BILL DURYEA, JAMES HARPER and BRUCE VIELMETTI.

Quality of life sources

Building permits: City of Tampa, Department of Business and Community Services.

Juvenile delinquents: Hillsborough County Juvenile Assessment Center summary of delinquent youths processed at the center for April 1995.

Eating out with the mayor: Staff report.

Child support: State of Florida, Department of Revenue. About 95 percent of the parents on the Hillsborough list are men, compared with about 90 percent statewide. This is an estimate because at least 15 names on the state's list for Hillsborough could belong to men or women.

AIDS: Tampa AIDS Network. In addition, 8.8 percent of network clients were infected through intravenous drug use, 1.2 percent were infected in the womb, 7.3 percent were infected through transfusions and 10.2 percent were infected through unknown means.

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