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Eighth Circuit Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


The Eighth Circuit covers Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota and contains the following 10 district bankruptcy courts:

Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Eighth Circuit Bankruptcy Courts. 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 Eighth Circuit bankruptcy courts from July 1, 2011 through June 30 2012.


Bankruptcy Type Q3-2011 Q4-2011 Q1-2012 Q2-2012 Total Percent Change
Chapter 7 14,298 12,315 13,265 14,168 54,046 -0.91 %
Chapter 11 5 2 3 4 14 -20.00 %
Chapter 13 5,195 4,745 4,511 4,692 19,143 -9.68 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings decreased by 1%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 10%.
  • Of the 73,203 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Eighth Circuit, 74% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 26% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the Eighth Circuit bankruptcy courts from July 1, 2011 through June 30 2012.


Bankruptcy Type Q3-2011 Q4-2011 Q1-2012 Q2-2012 Total Percent Change
Chapter 7 486 458 432 458 1,834 -5.76 %
Chapter 11 81 77 59 56 273 -30.86 %
Chapter 12 19 11 14 9 53 -52.63 %
Chapter 13 42 28 51 38 159 -9.52 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 6%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 31%.
  • 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 10%.
  • Of the 2,319 business bankruptcies filed in the Eighth Circuit, 79% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 12% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 2% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 7% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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