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

Total number of inmates incarcerated in Hillsborough County's jails when the jail system hit an all-time high on Friday: 3,118

Number of beds in Hillsborough's jails: 2,757

Number of times previously in 1996 when the jails' population hit an all-time high: 52

Increase, in percent, in the number of military flights into and out of Tampa International Airport for the 12 months ending in August: +125

Number of homes in Hillsborough County that the American Red Cross says were damaged last week by wind or flooding from Tropical Storm Josephine: 111

Number of homes the Red Cross says were damaged in Pinellas County: 377

Number of homes the Red Cross says were damaged or destroyed in Pasco County: 1,142

Value of non-residential building permits obtained by the private sector during April, May and June of 1995: $9.5-million

Value of non-residential building permits obtained by the private sector for the same three months of 1996: $28.4-million

Increase, in percent, in the number of non-residential building permits obtained by the private sector, second quarter of 1995 to the same months this year: 20

Sources for Quality of Life Index

Jail crowding: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Military air operations: Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, Tampa International Airport, Monthly Activity Report for August 1996.

The number of military flights totalled 3,331 for the 12 months ending in August. The number of military flights for August alone was 275, compared with 173 for the same month in 1995. Through August, the number of military flights at Tampa International during 1996 was 2,285, compared with 1,063 for the same eight months of 1995.

Storm damage: Staff report. Although the Red Cross' estimate for Pinellas was much lower, city and county officials in Pinellas put the total number of homes damaged at more than 2,700.

Permits: Partners in Planning, September 1996, a building permit report by the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission.

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