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Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


The Tenth Circuit covers Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming and contains the following 8 district bankruptcy courts:

Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Tenth 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 Tenth 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 15,109 12,735 13,012 15,076 55,932 -0.22 %
Chapter 11 8 4 9 10 31 25.00 %
Chapter 13 4,232 3,966 3,874 3,970 16,042 -6.19 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings decreased by 0%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 6%.
  • Of the 72,005 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Tenth Circuit, 78% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 22% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the Tenth 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 7 566 483 431 469 1,949 -17.14 %
Chapter 11 99 80 75 67 321 -32.32 %
Chapter 12 16 10 6 4 36 -75.00 %
Chapter 13 46 44 34 26 150 -43.48 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 17%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 32%.
  • 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 43%.
  • Of the 2,456 business bankruptcies filed in the Tenth Circuit, 79% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 13% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 1% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 6% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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