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

Deaths caused by domestic violence in Hillsborough County, 1994: 35

Deaths from domestic violence in Hillsborough, 1995: 20

Deaths from domestic violence in Hillsborough, 1996: 11

Building permits issued for apartments, condominiums and other multifamily dwellings in Hillsborough County, 1995: 2,812

Multifamily building permits issued in Hillsborough, 1996: 4,328

Number of years that have passed since the last time Hillsborough has seen that many apartments and multifamily homes permitted in any one year: 10

Number of public library card-holders in Hillsborough County, 1995: 429,900

Library card-holders in Hillsborough, 1996: 472,900

Number of cases heard by Tampa's Code Enforcement Board in 1994: 3,809

Cases heard by the Code Enforcement Board in 1996, after a determination that code enforcement liens placed against homesteaded property cannot be foreclosed upon: 2,407

Quality of Life Sources, 1B

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: The Spring of Tampa Bay.

BUILDING PERMITS: Partners in Planning, March 1997, a building permit report by the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission.

LIBRARY CARDS: Hillsborough County Commission "State of the County 1997" report.

CODE ENFORCEMENT CASES: City of Tampa Office of the City Auditor.