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Bankruptcy Filings Down 11 Percent for March 2014

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Bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2014, fell 11 percent when compared to bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2013, according to statistics released today by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. March 2013 bankruptcy filings totaled 1,170,324 compared to 1,038,280 bankruptcy cases filed in the 12-month period ending March 31, 2014.

The following bankruptcy statistics are available:

  • Business and non-business bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2014. (Table F-2, Business and Nonbusiness Commenced by Chapter),
  • 2013 and 2014 Bankruptcy Cases Commenced, Terminated and Pending (Table F),
  • 2014 first quarter filings (Table F-2, 3-Month) and filings by month for January 2014, February 2014, and March 2014 (Tables F-2 by Month), and
  • Bankruptcy filings by county (Report F-5A).
 
Business and Non-business Filings Years Ending March 31, 2010-2014
Year Business Non-business Total
2014 31,671 1,006,609 1,038,280
2013 37,552 1,132,772 1,170,324
2012 46,393 1,320,613 1,367,006
2011 54,212 1,516,971 1,571,183
2010 61,148 1,470,849 1,531,997
Total Bankruptcy Filings by Bankruptcy Chapter Years Ending March 31, 2010-2014
Year Chapter
7 11 12 13
2014 699,982 8,564 388 329,256
2013 804,885 9,811 463 355,081
2012 958,757 11,339 606 396,175
2011 1,118,481 13,051 743 438,788
2010 1,100,032 15,251 605 415,966
 

For more on bankruptcy and its chapters, visit the Judiciary's website or go to the FJC's website. Local bankruptcy court rules can be found on the Judiciary's website. Historic data on bankruptcy filings is available on the Judiciary's website under Bankruptcy Statistics.

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