Number of Florida's 224 registered sexual predators who live in Hillsborough County: 24
Number of Hillsborough's sexual predators who live in the city of Tampa: 16
Approximate number of people who test-rode the RegioSprinter commuter train during its month-long stay in the Tampa Bay area this spring: 32,000
Preliminary unemployment rate, in percent, for Hillsborough County during January: 3.8
Hillsborough's unemployment rate in December: 3.2
Hillsborough's unemployment rate in January 1996: 4.8
Number of cellular telephone tower or antennae sites in the city of Tampa: 91
Approximate percentage of those sites with antennas for more than one cellular telephone company: 51
Percentage of Tampa Bay business executives who plan to give the same raises they did last year: 74
Percentage of bosses who plan to give employees bigger raises this year than last year: 18
Percentage of bosses who say this year's raises will be smaller than last year's: 5
Sources for Quality of Life Index, 1B
Sexual predators: Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Commuter train passengers: Tampa Downtown Partnership newsletter, "Monday Morning Memo" for April 14.
Unemployment: Florida Labor Market Trends, January 1997, a newsletter published by the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, Bureau of Labor Market Information.
Cellular telephone towers: April 17 Tampa City Council workshop on cellular tower location in the city.
Business outlook: Seventh annual Times poll of Tampa Bay business leaders. The poll was conducted in early January by the Times' research division. Pollsters contacted 332 executives. A total of 203 responded.