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

Percentage of storefronts along Tampa's Franklin Street Mall occupied by stores, 1989: 54.6

Percentage of Franklin Street Mall storefronts occupied by stores, 1995: 34

Summer undergraduate enrollment at the University of South Florida, 1992: 11,597

Undergraduate enrollment at USF this summer: 13,315

Percentage of Hillsborough County 10th-graders who scored higher than the national average in last year's Grade Ten Assessment Test: 53

Percentage of Hillsborough 10th-graders who scored higher than the national average on the reading test this year: 49

Violent crimes per 1,000 youths ages 10 to 17 in Hillsborough County: 7.5

Violent crimes per 1,000 youths ages 10 to 17 statewide: 5.6

Number of people killed by lightning in Hillsborough County, 1959 to 1995: 25

Number of people injured by lightning in Hillsborough, 1959 to 1995: 69

Qualify of Life Sources

Franklin Street Mall storefronts: "Evaluation and Appraisal Report, Tampa Comprehensive Plan," a June 13 report of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission.

USF summer school: University of South Florida Office of Media Relations and Publications.

Reading scores: Florida Department of Education.

Youth violent crime: "Fatherless Florida: A State at Risk," a June report of the Florida Family Council. The report cites statistics from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

Lightning: Tampa Tribune, June 16, 1996, citing statistics from the National Weather Service.

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