Finding a parking spot in the District can be a challenge, and if you park illegally, be prepared to get caught.
AAA-MidAtlantic submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to get a look at the city's parking ticket data for fiscal year 2012.
Their research showed D.C. collected $92.5 million in parking ticket revenue in FY12. The city issued 1.8 million parking tickets. That amounts to 7.3 tickets per minute and 436 tickets per hour, AAA-MidAtlantic said.
It was a 6 percent drop from the previous year during which 2 million tickets were issued.
Most of the tickets were given to drivers who live outside D.C.
"Day-in and day-out, drivers engage in the relentless competition to find just one of the city's coveted 17,000 open on-street metered parking spots, " AAA-MidAtlantic's John B. Townsend II said.