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Maryland District Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Maryland 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 Maryland 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 4,718 4,358 5,024 4,903 19,003 3.92 %
Chapter 11 10 10 13 8 41 -20.00 %
Chapter 13 1,195 1,126 1,103 1,189 4,613 -0.50 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings increased by 4%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 1%.
  • Of the 23,657 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Maryland bankruptcy district, 80% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 19% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the Maryland 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 7 114 97 124 108 443 -5.26 %
Chapter 11 36 37 35 36 144 0.00 %
Chapter 12 0 3 0 1 4 0.00 %
Chapter 13 9 10 10 11 40 22.22 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 5%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings decreased 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 22%.
  • Of the 631 business bankruptcies filed in the Maryland bankruptcy district, 70% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 23% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 1% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 6% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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