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Seventh Circuit Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


The Seventh Circuit covers Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and contains the following 7 district bankruptcy courts:

Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Seventh 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 Seventh 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 24,403 21,199 24,181 26,287 96,070 7.72 %
Chapter 11 12 8 13 12 45 0.00 %
Chapter 13 8,836 8,558 8,488 8,953 34,835 1.32 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings increased by 8%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings increased by 1%.
  • Of the 130,950 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Seventh Circuit, 73% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 27% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the Seventh 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 7 684 710 647 670 2,711 -2.05 %
Chapter 11 107 125 161 116 509 8.41 %
Chapter 12 11 10 12 14 47 27.27 %
Chapter 13 59 56 59 55 229 -6.78 %


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 increased by 8%.
  • 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 7%.
  • Of the 3,496 business bankruptcies filed in the Seventh Circuit, 78% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 15% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 1% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 7% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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