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Second Circuit Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


The Second Circuit covers New York, Vermont, New and Connecticut and contains the following 6 district bankruptcy courts:

Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Second 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 Second 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 11,869 10,756 10,902 11,543 45,070 -2.75 %
Chapter 11 19 19 17 14 69 -26.32 %
Chapter 13 2,010 1,932 1,884 1,979 7,805 -1.54 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings decreased by 3%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 2%.
  • Of the 52,944 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Second Circuit, 85% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 15% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the Second 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 7 334 345 339 335 1,353 0.30 %
Chapter 11 223 233 354 335 1,145 50.22 %
Chapter 12 1 6 9 10 26 900.00 %
Chapter 13 42 39 43 33 157 -21.43 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings increased by 0%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings increased by 50%.
  • 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 decreased by 21%.
  • Of the 2,681 business bankruptcies filed in the Second Circuit, 50% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 43% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 1% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 6% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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