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Eleventh Circuit Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


The Eleventh Circuit covers Alabama, Florida and Georgia and contains the following 9 district bankruptcy courts:

Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Eleventh 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 Eleventh 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 28,082 24,776 26,142 25,437 104,437 -9.42 %
Chapter 11 56 43 43 43 185 -23.21 %
Chapter 13 20,409 19,832 17,201 17,854 75,296 -12.52 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings decreased by 9%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 13%.
  • Of the 179,918 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Eleventh Circuit, 58% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 42% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the Eleventh 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 1,267 1,169 1,080 989 4,505 -21.94 %
Chapter 11 309 322 325 310 1,266 0.32 %
Chapter 12 19 18 20 13 70 -31.58 %
Chapter 13 105 101 95 115 416 9.52 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 22%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings increased by 0%.
  • 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 increased by 10%.
  • Of the 6,257 business bankruptcies filed in the Eleventh Circuit, 72% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 20% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 1% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 7% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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