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Delaware District Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


The Federal bankruptcy court for Delaware is located in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information about this courts, please visit www.deb.uscourts.gov. The court's address is:

Delaware Bankruptcy Court
824 North Market Street, 3rd Floor
Wilmington DE 19801-3024
Phone: 302-252-2900


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Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Delaware 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 Delaware district bankruptcy court from July 1, 2011 through June 30 2012.


Bankruptcy Type Q3-2011 Q4-2011 Q1-2012 Q2-2012 Total Percent Change
Chapter 7 605 573 605 537 2,320 -11.24 %
Chapter 11 2 0 0 0 2 -100.00 %
Chapter 13 312 272 297 183 1,064 -41.35 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings decreased by 11%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 41%.
  • Of the 3,386 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Delaware bankruptcy district, 69% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 31% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

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


Bankruptcy Type Q3-2011 Q4-2011 Q1-2012 Q2-2012 Total Percent Change
Chapter 7 19 14 35 20 88 5.26 %
Chapter 11 78 206 155 110 549 41.03 %
Chapter 12 1 2 1 1 5 0.00 %
Chapter 13 0 3 3 1 7 0.00 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings increased by 5%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings increased by 41%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 12 business bankruptcy filings increased by 0%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 0%.
  • Of the 649 business bankruptcies filed in the Delaware bankruptcy district, 14% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 85% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 1% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 1% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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