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District of Columbia District Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


The Federal bankruptcy court for the District of Columbia is located in Washington, D.C. For more information about this court, please visit www.dcb.uscourts.gov/dcb. The court's address is:

E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse
333 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room 1225
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-354-3000


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Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia 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 7 188 166 204 201 759 6.91 %
Chapter 11 0 1 1 3 5 0.00 %
Chapter 13 41 45 34 26 146 -36.59 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings increased by 7%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 37%.
  • Of the 910 consumer bankruptcies filed in the District of Columbia bankruptcy district, 83% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 16% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the District of Columbia 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 11 11 6 9 37 -18.18 %
Chapter 11 4 9 6 7 26 75.00 %
Chapter 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 %
Chapter 13 1 0 0 1 2 0.00 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 18%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings increased by 75%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 12 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 0%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 0%.
  • Of the 65 business bankruptcies filed in the District of Columbia bankruptcy district, 57% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 40% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 0% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 3% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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