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Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


The Sixth Circuit covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee and contains the following 9 district bankruptcy courts:

Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Sixth 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 Sixth 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 30,273 27,253 31,905 29,626 119,057 -2.14 %
Chapter 11 16 24 29 23 92 43.75 %
Chapter 13 13,685 12,935 12,041 12,143 50,804 -11.27 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings decreased by 2%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 11%.
  • Of the 169,953 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Sixth Circuit, 70% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 30% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the Sixth 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 7 852 783 708 682 3,025 -19.95 %
Chapter 11 134 129 162 153 578 14.18 %
Chapter 12 15 10 14 13 52 -13.33 %
Chapter 13 87 73 112 86 358 -1.15 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 20%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings increased by 14%.
  • 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 1%.
  • Of the 4,013 business bankruptcies filed in the Sixth Circuit, 75% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 14% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 1% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 9% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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