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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX // Our times as told by statistics

Number of Internal Revenue Service investigators per 1-million people in the federal court district that includes Tampa: 55

IRS investigators per 1-million people in the federal court district for South Florida: 85

IRS investigators per 1-million people in the federal court district for North Florida: 44

Marriages in Hillsborough County, January through November of 1995: 8,627

Divorces in Hillsborough for the same 11 months: 5,124

Rate of growth, in percent, in total retail sales in Hillsborough County, 1992: +1.4

Rate of growth, in percent, in total retail sales in Hillsborough, 1995: +8.6

Number of days in 1987 when air in Hillsborough County contained more than 125 parts per billion of the pollutant ozone, which is associated with smog: 6

Number of days in 1990 when the county's air contained more than 125 parts per billion of ozone: 1

Number of days in 1994 when ozone exceeded 125 parts per billion: 0

Compiled by RICHARD DANIELSON with contributions from BRUCE VIELMETTI.

Sources

IRS investigators: Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data research organization connected with Syracuse University.

Marriages vs. divorces: Vital News, March 1996 newsletter published by the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services Office of Vital Statistics.

Retail sales: "1995 Economic and Demographic Summary," a March 1996 report by the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission.

Ozone: Hillsborough County Air Monitoring & Assessments 1994 Air Quality Technical Report.

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