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

Marriages in Hillsborough County, January through March: 1,343

Divorces in Hillsborough County, January through March: 1,273

Marriages statewide, January through March: 28,600

Divorces statewide, same months: 15,600

Number of juvenile delinquents brought to Hillsborough County's Juvenile Assessment Center for processing in November after getting in trouble with the law: 727

Percentage of those youthful offenders who lived with both parents: 16

Percentage who lived with their mothers but no other adult: 40

Percentage of days in Tampa during 1985 when the outdoor air quality was rated good, based on the measured levels of sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulates and ozone: 64

Percentage of good-air days in Tampa in 1990: 67

Percentage of good-air days in Tampa in 1994: 71

Number of drug-related arrests made along Howard Avenue from Interstate 275 to Columbus Drive during a one-month period spanning June and July: 73

Number of drug-related arrests made in the Howard Avenue corridor during the two months before that: 23

_ Compiled by RICHARD DANIELSON.

Index sources

Marriage vs. divorce: Vital News, July 1996 newsletter published by the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services Office of Vital Statistics.

Juvenile offenders: Hillsborough County Juvenile Assessment Center summary of delinquent youths processed at the center for November 1995, the most recent month for which statistics are available.

Air quality: "The Florida Benchmarks Report," completed in February 1996 by the Florida Commission on Government Accountability to the People. The report cites as its source the Bureau of Air Monitoring and Mobile Sources, Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Howard Avenue: Tampa Police Department's June 3 and July 8 reports to the City Council.

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