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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX // OUR TIMES AS TOLD BY STATISTICS

Rank of Saturday among days of the week when Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies made the most arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol: 1

Volume of bay water _ in billions of gallons _ taken in daily by the five power plants around Tampa Bay for use in cooling: 2.3

Estimated number of fish eggs _ in billions _ sucked in with that water annually: 274

Estimated number of fish larvae _ in billions _ sucked annually into Tampa Bay power plants along with water used for cooling: 83

Approximate number of cellular telephones sold in the Tampa area since January by AT&T's mobile telephone division: 30,000

Library books per resident, Hillsborough County: 2.46

Library books per resident, statewide: 2.3

Increase, in percent, in the number of building permits for apartments and other multi-family residences in Hillsborough County, 1994 to 1995: +23.8

Decrease, in percent, in the number of building permits for single-family homes issued in Hillsborough, 1994 to 1995: -12.4

Murders in Hillsborough County, 1994: 100

Murders in Hillsborough, 1995: 75

Compiled by RICHARD DANIELSON with contributions from SUSAN CLARY.

Sources

DUIs: "Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Annual DUI Report: 1995."

Impact of power plants on Tampa Bay fish: "Charting the Course for Tampa Bay," January 1996, a draft report from the Tampa Bay National Estuary Program. The report states: "Assuming 100 percent mortality, the impact of steam electric plants on the fishery stocks of Tampa Bay is probably significant."

Cellular telephones: Stacy Frank, a Tampa attorney representing AT&T, speaking at a meeting last week of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission. Frank said most of those phones were sold to new customers.

Library books: 1995 Florida Library Directory with Statistics, published by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.

Housing permits: "1995 Economic and Demographic Summary," a March 1996 report by the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission. The number of multi-family units permitted rose from 2,271 in 1994 to 2,812 in 1995. During the same year, the number of single-family houses dropped from 5,189 to 4,545.

Murders: Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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