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California Northern District Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics

The California Northern division covers all of Northwestern California. The court has offices in Oakland, San Jose, Santa Rosa, and San Francisco. For more information about this court, please visit www.canb.uscourts.gov. The court's address is:


United States Courthouse
California Northern District Bankruptcy Court
235 Pine Street, 19th Floor
San Francisco, California 94104-2716
USA
(415) 268-2300


Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the California Northern District Bankruptcy Court. These statistics are courtesy of the U.S. Courts website (www.uscourts.gov).

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

This table shows the number of consumer bankruptcies filed in the California Northern district bankruptcy court from July 1, 2011 through June 30 2012.

Filed Chapter 7
Q3-2011 5,306
Q4-2011 4,613
Q1-2012 4,353
Q2-2012 4,239
Total:18,511
Percent Change:-20.11%
Filed Chapter 13
Q3-2011 3,102
Q4-2011 2,964
Q1-2012 2,802
Q2-2012 2,577
Total:11,445
Percent Change:-16.92%
Filed Chapter 11
Q3-2011 46
Q4-2011 30
Q1-2012 25
Q2-2012 23
Total:124
Percent Change:-50.00

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings decreased by 20%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 17%.
  • Of the 30,080 consumer bankruptcies filed in the California Northern bankruptcy district, 62% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 38% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.




Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the California Northern district bankruptcy court from July 1, 2011 through June 30 2012.


Filed Chapter 7
Q3-2011 218
Q4-2011 203
Q1-2012 209
Q2-2012 191
Total:821
Percent Change:-12.39%
Filed Chapter 11
Q3-2011 55
Q4-2011 44
Q1-2012 38
Q2-2012 39
Total:176
Percent Change:-29.09%
Filed Chapter 12
Q3-2011 1
Q4-2011 7
Q1-2012 6
Q2-2012 6
Total:20
Percent Change:500.00%
Filed Chapter 13
Q3-2011 39
Q4-2011 41
Q1-2012 50
Q2-2012 36
Total:166
Percent Change:-7.69%

Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 12%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 29%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 12 business bankruptcy filings increased by 500%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 8%.
  • Of the 1,183 business bankruptcies filed in the California Northern bankruptcy district, 69% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 15% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 2% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 14% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.

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