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Pennsylvania Western District Bankruptcy Court Filing Statistics


Following are quarterly bankruptcy filing statistics for the Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 2,016 1,677 1,794 1,749 7,236 -13.24 %
Chapter 11 4 4 2 3 13 -25.00 %
Chapter 13 699 647 654 682 2,682 -2.43 %

Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings decreased by 13%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings decreased by 2%.
  • Of the 9,931 consumer bankruptcies filed in the Pennsylvania Western bankruptcy district, 73% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies and 27% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.






Business Bankruptcy Filing Statistics

The following table shows the number of business bankruptcies filed in the Pennsylvania 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 67 57 52 50 226 -25.37 %
Chapter 11 28 29 38 30 125 7.14 %
Chapter 12 1 2 1 2 6 100.00 %
Chapter 13 11 14 16 11 52 0.00 %


Business Bankruptcy Filing Summary

  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 7 business bankruptcy filings decreased by 25%.
  • From July 2011 to June 3012 Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings increased by 7%.
  • 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 0%.
  • Of the 409 business bankruptcies filed in the Pennsylvania Western bankruptcy district, 55% were Chapter 7 bankruptcies, 31% were Chapter 11 bankruptcies, 1% were Chapter 12 bankruptcies, and 13% were Chapter 13 bankruptcies.




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