If You Thought It Was Easy To Get A Ticket Around Here, You Were Right

By Mike Fourcher | Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Chicago parking tickets. Credit: Rachelle Bowden

Data from the Chicago Comptroller’s Office released by the Chicago Inspector General shows that cars in the 44th and 32nd Wards are the 4th and 5th highest ticketed in the city, with 139,652 and 114,729 tickets issued in 2010 in those wards respectively.

Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) requested a list of vehicle boots and tickets by ward from the Chicago Comptroller during the 2012 city budget process. Normally aldermanic budget questions and departmental answers are not released to the public but the IG’s office requested the documents and released them on Monday.

The honor for the highest amount of tickets went to the Loop’s 42nd Ward, with 300,347 and the lowest to the far southwest side 19th Ward with 18,112.

The 32nd Ward was also the 5th highest ward for car boots, with 1,968 boots mounted in 2010. The 44th Ward escaped with a mere 1,005.

The highest amount of boots went to the far northwest side 41st Ward, with 2,443 and the lowest the the far southwest side 19th Ward with 384. Perhaps coincidentally, a large number of Chicago police officers live in the 19th Ward.

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  • http://twitter.com/chiramblings Carrie

    So frustrating…. I know they get their quota from the month just by walking up and down the streets of the places they know will actually pay the tickets… 

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