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5.2 million

March 3, 2015

New Jersey’s municipal courts handled more than 5.2 million parking and traffic tickets in 2014, according to the state Judiciary. There were 6.1 million offenses addressed in the courts as a whole, but the majority of cases involved parking (2.3 million) and traffic (2.9 million) tickets. Other offenses included disorderly persons (434,497), other nontraffic offenses, and driving while intoxicated (32,566).

Although 2,367,737 parking tickets seems like a lot, the number of cases involving them has been slightly but steadily dropping in the past few years. In 2010, the number was 2.5 million.

Traffic tickets, however, are going in the other direction. In 2014, there were 2,868,471 cases handled by the courts. In 2010, there were 2,607,893.

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