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Wisconsin Western District Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Wisconsin Western 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 Western 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 1,511 1,409 1,564 1,615 6,099 6.88 %
Chapter 11 1 2 1 2 6 100.00 %
Chapter 13 271 249 243 278 1,041 2.58 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings increased by 7%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings increased by 3%.
  • Of the 7,146 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Wisconsin Western bankruptcy district, 85% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 15% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the Wisconsin Western 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 46 58 49 54 207 17.39 %
Chapter 11 7 11 18 8 44 14.29 %
Chapter 12 4 5 6 6 21 50.00 %
Chapter 13 14 6 10 8 38 -42.86 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings increased by 17%.
  • 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 increased by 0%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 43%.
  • Of the 310 business bankruptcies filed in the Wisconsin Western bankruptcy district, 67% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 14% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 7% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 12% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.



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