Maximum number of manatees that live in Tampa Bay during the winter: 200
Estimated number of bottle-nosed dolphins that live in the bay during the winter: 500
Approximate number of boats registered in the three counties surrounding Tampa Bay: 100,000
Total number of violent crimes _ murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults _ in Tampa during 1992: 9,864
Number of violent crimes in Tampa, 1993: 9,379
Number of violent crimes in Tampa, 1994: 10,262
Number of violent crimes in Tampa last year: 8,556
Percentage of traffic accidents in Hillsborough County that are alcohol-related: 10.7
Percentage of traffic accidents statewide that are alcohol-related: 12.1
Estimated average room rate, per night, for Tampa Bay hotels: $79
Estimated average room rate, per night, for hotels nationwide: $88.10
Compiled by RICHARD DANIELSON
Sources for Quality of Life Index
MANATEES, DOLPHINS AND BOATS: "Charting the Course for Tampa Bay," January 1996, a draft report from the Tampa Bay National Estuary Program.
VIOLENT CRIME: Tampa Police Department, Support Services Division, Preliminary 1995 Annual Crime Report.
ALCOHOL-RELATED ACCIDENTS: 1995 Florida Statistical Abstract, published by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, College of Business Administration, University of Florida. The abstract cites as its source the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Division of the Highway Patrol report, "Florida Traffic Crash Facts, 1994."
HOTEL ROOM RATES: Wall Street Journal, Feb. 28, citing statistics from PKF Consulting.