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    PARKING TICKETS IN BOSTON

    Locations with 2,500 or more tickets, January 2009 through November 2011

    BY DAY OF THE WEEK

    • Monday

      530,876
    • Tuesday

      855,375
    • Wednesday

      814,537
    • Thursday

      822,281
    • Friday

      847,497
    • Saturday

      463,520
    • Sunday

      67,012

    BY TIME OF DAY

    • Midnight

      90,792
    • 1 a.m.

      65,316
    • 2 a.m.

      57,477
    • 3 a.m.

      32,888
    • 4 a.m.

      23,100
    • 5 a.m.

      19,788
    • 6 a.m.

      23,465
    • 7 a.m.

      35,736
    • 8 a.m.

      419,154
    • 9 a.m.

      286,330
    • 10 a.m.

      289,274
    • 11 a.m.

      347,363
    • Noon

      518,374
    • 1 p.m.

      380,729
    • 2 p.m.

      272,118
    • 3 p.m.

      238,269
    • 4 p.m.

      288,849
    • 5 p.m.

      288,498
    • 6 p.m.

      180,496
    • 7 p.m.

      258,718
    • 8 p.m.

      84,867
    • 9 p.m.

      85,361
    • 10 p.m.

      62,759
    • 11 p.m.

      51,377
    Patrick Garvin, Javier Zarracina / Globe Staff
    Sources: Arizona State University journalism professor Retha Hill; Mass.gov; City of Boston; National Park Service
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