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

Price Malcolm Glazer paid for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $192-million

Price that now-deceased Bucs owner Hugh Culverhouse paid for the franchise in 1974: $16-million

Value of Culverhouse's purchase today after being adjusted for inflation: $49.7-million

Percentage of Hillsborough County ninth-graders with grades in the D-plus to C range: 19.7

Percentage of ninth-graders statewide with grades in the D-plus to C range: 15.2

Adult cases of AIDS per 100,000 people in Hillsborough County: 418

Adult cases of AIDS per 100,000 people statewide: 461

Vehicle thefts in Tampa, January through September 1994: 8,581

Vehicle thefts in Tampa, January through September 1995: 4,475

Rank of Hillsborough County among the top 10 counties in Florida for discharging toxic chemicals into surface waters of the state: 8th

Pounds of toxic chemicals discharged into Hillsborough County's surface waters in 1993: 3,565

Compiled by RICHARD DANIELSON with contributions from STEPHEN HEGARTY.

Sources for Quality of Life Index, 1B

Bucs: Staff report.

Ninth-graders with low grades: Florida Department of Education.

AIDS: "The Florida AIDS, STD and TB Monthly Surveillance Report," October 1995, published by the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, State Health Office, Office of Disease Intervention.

Vehicle thefts: "Preliminary 1995 Third Quarter Crime Report," October 1995, prepared by the Tampa Police Department support services division.

Toxic discharges: Associated Press. Nassau County led the state with more than 1.8-million pounds of toxic discharges. Following were Santa Rosa, Duval, Escambia, Taylor, Putnam and Pasco.

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