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Rhode Island District Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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 7 934 766 930 948 3,578 1.50 %
Chapter 11 0 0 1 0 1 0.00 %
Chapter 13 216 185 175 132 708 -38.89 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings increased by 1%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 39%.
  • Of the 4,287 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Rhode Island bankruptcy district, 83% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 17% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the Rhode Island 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 20 30 35 36 121 80.00 %
Chapter 11 3 4 13 6 26 100.00 %
Chapter 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 %
Chapter 13 3 3 2 5 13 66.67 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings increased by 80%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings increased by 100%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 12 business bankruptcy filings increased by 0%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 business bankruptcy filings increased by 67%.
  • Of the 160 business bankruptcies filed in the Rhode Island bankruptcy district, 76% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 16% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 0% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 8% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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