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Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


The Fifth Circuit covers Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas and contains the following 9 district bankruptcy courts:

Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Fifth 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 Fifth 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 8,528 7,411 8,399 8,323 32,661 -2.40 %
Chapter 11 14 13 9 13 49 -7.14 %
Chapter 13 11,583 11,107 10,290 10,667 43,647 -7.91 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings decreased by 2%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 8%.
  • Of the 76,357 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Fifth Circuit, 43% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 57% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the Fifth 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 7 750 712 643 609 2,714 -18.80 %
Chapter 11 249 233 203 184 869 -26.10 %
Chapter 12 12 6 16 8 42 -33.33 %
Chapter 13 131 116 100 111 458 -15.27 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 19%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 26%.
  • 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 15%.
  • Of the 4,083 business bankruptcies filed in the Fifth Circuit, 66% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 21% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 1% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 11% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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