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

Number of motor vehicle thefts in Hillsborough County in 1996: 10,031

Hillsborough County's rank among all Florida counties for motor vehicle theft in 1996: 3rd

Number of questions answered at the reference desks of Hillsborough County's public libraries last year: 1.6-million

Increase, in percent, in the number of reference questions asked at the libraries, 1995 to 1996: +12

Total number of permits issued for new houses, apartments and other residences in Hillsborough County in 1996: 9,620

Increase, in percent, in the number of residential units permitted, 1995 to 1996: +24

Number of years since as many homes and multi-family dwellings were permitted in Hillsborough: 10

Tuberculosis cases in Hillsborough County, 1994: 113

Tuberculosis cases in Hillsborough, 1995: 99

Tuberculosis cases in Hillsborough, 1996: 82

QUALITY OF LIFE SOURCES, 1B

AUTO THEFTS: Florida Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Authority 1996 Annual Report.

REFERENCE QUESTIONS AT THE LIBRARY: Hillsborough County Commission "State of the County 1997" report.

BUILDING PERMITS: "1996 Economic and Demographic Summary, Hillsborough County," a report of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission.

TUBERCULOSIS CASES: "The Florida AIDS, STD and TB Monthly Surveillance Report," January 1997, published by the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, State Health Office, Office of Disease Intervention.

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