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Georgia Northern District Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Georgia Northern 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 Georgia Northern 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 6,923 6,198 6,938 6,241 26,300 -9.85 %
Chapter 11 7 6 6 6 25 -14.29 %
Chapter 13 5,742 6,086 4,672 4,697 21,197 -18.20 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings decreased by 10%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 18%.
  • Of the 47,522 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Georgia Northern bankruptcy district, 55% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 45% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.

Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the Georgia Northern 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 7 315 305 317 230 1,167 -26.98 %
Chapter 11 53 72 58 55 238 3.77 %
Chapter 12 2 4 4 2 12 0.00 %
Chapter 13 22 16 13 15 66 -31.82 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 27%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings increased by 4%.
  • 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 32%.
  • Of the 1,483 business bankruptcies filed in the Georgia Northern bankruptcy district, 79% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 16% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 1% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 4% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.

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