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Where and when you are most likely to get a parking ticket in Wichita

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Parking tickets were the third most common kind of tickets written by Wichita police in 2016, after speeding tickets and then license/insurance/tag citations.

And, just like speeding tickets, the most common time to get a parking ticket in Wichita is between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. But the biggest spike is between 9 and 10 a.m.

There are slightly more tickets issued on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays than on Mondays and Fridays. But then it slows down over the weekend: On most weekends, there are just a handful of parking tickets written.

And if you arrive home late and realize after lying down to sleep that you parked illegally, if you set your alarm for 7:30 a.m., you might be OK: There were virtually no parking tickets issued between 1 and 8 a.m. in 2016.

Most parking violators are found guilty. In 2016, only about 1 in every 1,000 parking tickets was dismissed by a judge, and only 1 in every 200 was dismissed by a prosecutor.

Just three officers issued nearly 10,000 of the 12,000 parking tickets, and of those, Susan Krenning issued more than four times as many as the two other closest officers. Krenning actually issued slightly more than half of the city’s total parking tickets in 2016.

By far, the largest number of parking tickets are issued at City Hall, 455 N. Main, which includes the municipal court. More than 3,200 parking tickets, or about 1 in every 4 parking tickets in the entire city issued, listed City Hall as the location for the citation. About 95 percent of those court tickets were issued by Krenning.

Nearly all of the parking tickets issued in 2016 were downtown.

There were very few parking tickets given around New Year’s Day, July 4 or Christmas, but other holidays showed little variation.

Click here to for a searchable database of who received a ticket from Wichita police in 2016.

Oliver Morrison: 316-268-6499, @ORMorrison

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