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Third Circuit Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


The Third Circuit covers Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the U.S. Virgin Islands and contains the following 6 district bankruptcy courts:

Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Third 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 Third 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 12,933 11,771 12,687 12,113 49,504 -6.34 %
Chapter 11 14 13 19 14 60 0.00 %
Chapter 13 4,548 4,131 4,358 4,292 17,329 -5.63 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings decreased by 6%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 6%.
  • Of the 66,893 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Third Circuit, 74% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 26% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the Third 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 7 411 399 385 377 1,572 -8.27 %
Chapter 11 216 339 313 256 1,124 18.52 %
Chapter 12 5 6 6 3 20 -40.00 %
Chapter 13 66 67 71 57 261 -13.64 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 8%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings increased by 19%.
  • 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 14%.
  • Of the 2,977 business bankruptcies filed in the Third Circuit, 53% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 38% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 1% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 9% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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