NYC Parking Tickets stats and facts
I love crawling into bed at night after a long day of fighting for truth, justice, and dismissals of NYC parking tickets, and reading the Mayor’s Management Report. if you are a stat freak and enjoy reading about facts and figures, here are some parking ticket numbers for fiscal 2013.
NYC Department of Finance describes one of its services is billing, adjudicating, and collecting on parking tickets. Two of the Evil Empire’s goals are:
- Increase the proportion of parking tickets that are collected
- Assure that all respondents are offered convenient options for challenging tickets.
Here’s how the Department of Finance described its performance:
Compared to the same period last year, more motorists contested their parking summonses. The total number of hearings was up by more than 20%, growing to 382,340, with all hearing options experiencing increases. The number of web (online) hearings rose the most dramatically, by more than 42 percent. While better than the respective performance targets, the
turnaround times for hearing decisions also increased largely as a result of the higher demand. Motorists entering a Finance Business Center waited seven minutes longer but continued to receive a hearing determination in less than a half-hour. Decisions for web hearings were issued within approximately one week compared to 2.5 days, and decisions for hearings-by-mail in an average of 12 days compared to three days.”
The chart below is reproduced from the Mayor’s Management Report – Department of Finance – Fiscal Year 2013
NYC parking ticket stats and facts
- NYC predicts receiving parking ticket revenues in the fiscal year 2014 of $523,910,000 (less than predicted revenue of $570,713,00)
- NYC predicts receiving $47,851,000 generated by parking meters in the fiscal year 2014
- NYC Department of Finance targeted an increase in parking tickets paid within 90 days to 65%. Actual increase for the first 4 months of the fiscal year 2014 was 66.8%
- NYC Department of Transportation reports that 100% of metered spaces now have muni-meters
Wow! The shock and awe of the huge amount of money collected by NYC from parking tickets and muni-meters, even though the number of parking tickets issued and revenue generated has decreased. Yet, there are still too many members of the NYC driving public paying their parking tickets, “no questions asked?” Why? There may be mistakes, or legitimate defenses to raise that will result in your parking ticket being dismissed. A little knowledge of the parking rules and patience will save you a bunch of money.
Here are two free downloads (no email address necessary). They are the Evil Empire and Department of Transportation sections of the Preliminary Mayor Management Report sharing their goals and performance
How would like to check out every, single NYC parking ticket issued, including all the stats and facts of each parking ticket? Here’s a link to the NYC Open Data webpages. Interesting, yes?
OK, we’re done with our data dump. I’m going out and looking at some artwork. How about you?
Please, do not pay your NYC parking tickets, “no questions asked.” Trust me, it’s bad for your economic well-being.
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