Amount of Florida Lottery money turned over to Hillsborough County schools for kindergarten through the 12th grade during 1990-91: $38.9-million
Amount of lottery money turned over to Hillsborough County schools for kindergarten through the 12th grade during 1995-96: $31.8-million
Rank of Hillsborough County among all 3,151 counties in the U.S. in the quantity of cucumbers and pickles harvested for sale: 20th
Attendance at Tampa Theatre two years ago: 140,302
Estimated attendance at Tampa Theatre this year: 147,000
Sexual batteries in Tampa, 1994: 463
Sexual batteries in Tampa, 1995: 372
Sexual batteries in Tampa, 1996: 351
Amount of money, according to Financial World magazine, that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent on player salaries during the 1992 season: $23.6-million
Estimated Bucs expenditures on players in the 1995 season: $43.7-million
Average National Football League team expenditure on player salaries during the 1995 season: $46.7-million
Sources for Quality of Life Index, 1B
Lottery support for education: The Florida Lottery.
Cukes and pickles: "The Contribution of Agribusiness to Hillsborough County, Florida," September 1996 report prepared for the Hillsborough County Agricultural Task Force by Farming for the Future Inc. of Boca Raton. The report's project director and writer was Craig Evans, and its researcher and analyst was Jean McGuire.
Tampa Theatre: City of Tampa.
Sexual batteries: Tampa Police Department statistics.
Tampa Bay Bucs' player salaries: Financial World. Valuations include salaries, bonuses, insurance, workers' compensation and pensions.