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

Number of families with no father in the home, per 1,000 households, in Hillsborough County: 117

Number of families with no father in the home, per 1,000 households, statewide: 100

Number of sworn police officers, per 1,000 residents, in the city of Tampa: 3.25

Sworn police officers, per 1,000 residents, in Orlando: 3.49

In Miami: 2.78

In Temple Terrace: 2.37

In St. Petersburg: 2.12

Total volume, in tons, of freight, express and mail that moved through Tampa International Airport in 1986: 35,094

Tons of cargo and mail passing through Tampa International Airport during the 12 months ending in June: 131,943

Number of existing single-family homes sold in the Tampa metropolitan area during April, May and June: 7,363

Increase, in percent, in the Tampa area in sales of existing single-family homes during the second quarter of this year over the same three months last year: 8

Increase, in percent, statewide in sales of existing single-family homes during the second quarter of this year over the same three months last year: 10

Index sources

Absent fathers: "Fatherless Florida: A State at Risk," a June report of the Florida Family Council. Established in 1991 and based in Tampa, the council is a statewide, independent, non-profit research and education association.

Police: City of Tampa recommended budget for year ending Sept. 30, 1997.

Tampa International Airport: "Evaluation and Appraisal Report, Tampa Comprehensive Plan," a June 13 report of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission, and Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, Tampa International Airport, Monthly Activity Report for June 1996.

Home sales: Florida Association of Realtors and University of Florida Real Estate Research Center. The Tampa metro area includes St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

_ Compiled by RICHARD DANIELSON.

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