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North Carolina Middle District Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the North Carolina Middle 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 North Carolina Middle 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 7 670 608 646 577 2,501 -13.88 %
Chapter 11 1 1 0 0 2 -100.00 %
Chapter 13 776 790 765 809 3,140 4.25 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings decreased by 14%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings increased by 4%.
  • Of the 5,643 consumer bankruptcies filed in the North Carolina Middle bankruptcy district, 44% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 56% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the North Carolina Middle 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 51 59 46 50 206 -1.96 %
Chapter 11 15 3 4 6 28 -60.00 %
Chapter 12 0 0 0 2 2 0.00 %
Chapter 13 7 6 4 5 22 -28.57 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 2%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 60%.
  • 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 29%.
  • Of the 258 business bankruptcies filed in the North Carolina Middle bankruptcy district, 80% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 11% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 1% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 9% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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