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

Increase, in percent, in the number of fights in the area of Ybor City that includes Seventh Avenue, 1995 to 1996: +150

Number of children, per 100,000 children younger than 18, in foster care in Hillsborough County in June 1993: 1,315

Number of children, per 100,000 children younger than 18, in foster care in Hillsborough in June 1996: 883

Children leaving foster care in Hillsborough last year who were reunited with their families: 154

Number of children still remaining in foster care at the end of 1996 who were in foster care longer than 18 months: 658

Increase, in percent, in jobs for the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area since 1990: +16

Forecasted increase, in percent, in jobs for the Tampa area through the year 2000: +5.8

Forecasted number of new jobs in the Tampa metro area through the year 2000 for blue-collar industries that include farming, fishing, construction, manufacturing, transportation and public utilities: +9,083

Forecasted number of new jobs in the Tampa metro area through the year 2000 for white-collar industries such as trade, finance, insurance, real estate, services and government jobs other than in the military: +64,828

Marriages in Hillsborough County, January through August, 1996: 5,809

Divorces in Hillsborough, January through August, 1996: 3,622

QUALITY OF LIFE SOURCES, 1B

FIGHTS IN YBOR CITY: Tampa Police Department.

FOSTER CARE: "Hillsborough Tomorrow, Today Vision, Tomorrow Reality: The Hillsborough County Benchmarks Report," a December 1996 report produced jointly by the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission and the University of South Florida Center of Design and Research. The report is modeled on a similar statewide report and is designed to measure Hillsborough's status in seven different areas. The information in it was gathered from Oct. 1 to Dec. 1, 1996.

NEW JOBS: Places Rated Almanac, fifth edition.

MARRIAGE VS. DIVORCE: Vital News, December 1996 newsletter published by the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services Office of Vital Statistics.

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