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Wisconsin Eastern District Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Wisconsin Eastern District Bankruptcy Court. 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 Wisconsin Eastern district bankruptcy court from July 1, 2011 through June 30 2012.


Bankruptcy Type Q3-2011 Q4-2011 Q1-2012 Q2-2012 Total Percent Change
Chapter 7 3,411 2,851 2,970 4,471 13,703 31.08 %
Chapter 11 1 0 3 1 5 0.00 %
Chapter 13 1,174 1,164 1,126 1,438 4,902 22.49 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings increased by 31%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings increased by 22%.
  • Of the 18,610 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Wisconsin Eastern bankruptcy district, 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 Wisconsin Eastern district bankruptcy court from July 1, 2011 through June 30 2012.


Bankruptcy Type Q3-2011 Q4-2011 Q1-2012 Q2-2012 Total Percent Change
Chapter 7 91 81 75 100 347 9.89 %
Chapter 11 9 6 10 11 36 22.22 %
Chapter 12 5 5 2 5 17 0.00 %
Chapter 13 12 12 13 7 44 -41.67 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings increased by 10%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings increased by 22%.
  • 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 42%.
  • Of the 444 business bankruptcies filed in the Wisconsin Eastern bankruptcy district, 78% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 8% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 4% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 10% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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