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Massachusetts District Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 3,654 3,181 3,262 3,428 13,525 -6.19 %
Chapter 11 14 20 12 6 52 -57.14 %
Chapter 13 1,183 1,147 1,187 1,205 4,722 1.86 %

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 increased by 2%.
  • Of the 18,299 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 71 71 73 62 277 -12.68 %
Chapter 11 28 33 38 58 157 107.14 %
Chapter 12 11 7 10 12 40 9.09 %
Chapter 13 0 2 10 6 18 inf %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 13%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings increased by 107%.
  • 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 increased by inf%.
  • Of the 492 business bankruptcies filed in the Massachusetts bankruptcy district, 56% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 32% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 8% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 4% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.




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