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Bankruptcy Filings Down 12 Percent in June 2014

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Bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2014, fell 12 percent when compared to bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2013, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. June 2014 bankruptcy filings totaled 1,000,083, compared to the 1,137,978 bankruptcy cases filed in the 12-month period ending June 2013. This is the lowest total for bankruptcy filings in any 12-month period since June 2008.

The following bankruptcy statistics are available:

  • F-Table: comparison of the 12-month periods ending June 30, 2013, and 2014,
  • F-2 Tables: business and nonbusiness bankruptcies by district and by chapter during the 12-month and 3-month periods ending June 30, 2014, by filing month, and for one month periods (April 2014, May 2014, June 2014).
  • Report F-5A: business and nonbusiness filings, by chapter and county.
Business and Non-business Filings Years Ending June 30, 2010-2014
Year Business Non-business Total
2014 30,113 969,970 1,000,083
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 June 30, 2010-2014
Year Chapter
7 11 12 13
2014 669,976 8,347 394 321,278
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 information about bankruptcy and bankruptcy court rules, visit the Judiciary's website, uscourts.gov. Historic data on bankruptcy filings is available on the Judiciary's website under Bankruptcy Statistics.

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