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Bankruptcy Filings Down 14 Percent for March 2013

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Business and Non-Business Filings
Years Ended March 31, 2009-2013

Year Total Non-Business Business
2013 1,170,324 1,132,772 37,552
2012 1,367,006 1,320,613 46,393
2011 1,571,183 1,516,971 54,212
2010 1,531,997 1,470,849 61,148
2009 1,202,395 1,153,318 49,077

Total Bankruptcy Filings by Bankruptcy Chapter
Years Ended March 31, 2008-2013

Chapter
Year 7 11 12 13
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
2009 819,304 11,774 367 370,836
2008 560,015 6,971 343 334,551

Bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2013, fell 14.4 percent when compared to bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2012, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. March 2012 bankruptcy filings totaled 1,170,324, compared to 1,367,006 bankruptcy cases filed in the 12-month period ending March 31, 2012.

The following bankruptcy statistics are available:

  • F-Table: comparison of the 12-month periods ending March 31, 2012, and 2013,
  • F-2 Tables: business and nonbusiness bankruptcies by district and by chapter during the 12-month and 3-month periods ending March 31, 2013, by filing month, and for one month periods since January 2013.
  • Report F-5A: business and nonbusiness filings, by chapter and county.

Visit Bankruptcy Statistics for current and historic data on bankruptcy filings. For general information about bankruptcy and its chapters, visit Bankruptcy Basics. Bankruptcy court rules can be found under the Federal Rules of Practice and Procedure.

 
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