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First Circuit Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


The First Circuit covers New England and Puerto Rico and contains the following 5 district courts:

Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the First 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 First 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 7,088 6,217 6,501 6,811 26,617 -3.91 %
Chapter 11 25 27 19 9 80 -64.00 %
Chapter 13 3,585 3,383 3,303 3,343 13,614 -6.75 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings decreased by 4%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 7%.
  • Of the 40,311 consumer bankruptcies filed in the First Circuit, 66% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 34% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the First 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 7 266 235 232 224 957 -15.79 %
Chapter 11 98 112 105 115 430 17.35 %
Chapter 12 25 17 23 21 86 -16.00 %
Chapter 13 60 63 63 61 247 1.67 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 16%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings increased by 17%.
  • 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 2%.
  • Of the 1,720 business bankruptcies filed in the First Circuit, 56% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 25% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 5% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 14% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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