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Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


The Ninth Circuit covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands and contains the following 15 district bankruptcy courts:

Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Ninth 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 Ninth 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 66,412 57,668 58,477 60,084 242,641 -9.53 %
Chapter 11 253 230 229 190 902 -24.90 %
Chapter 13 20,731 18,303 17,185 15,664 71,883 -24.44 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings decreased by 10%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 24%.
  • Of the 315,426 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Ninth Circuit, 77% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 23% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the Ninth 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 2,214 2,017 1,957 1,817 8,005 -17.93 %
Chapter 11 540 490 506 476 2,012 -11.85 %
Chapter 12 30 28 24 33 115 10.00 %
Chapter 13 209 206 225 198 838 -5.26 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 18%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 12%.
  • 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 5%.
  • Of the 10,970 business bankruptcies filed in the Ninth Circuit, 73% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 18% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 1% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 8% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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