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.