Bankruptcy Statistics

Monthly Trends from  


January 2023 Year-Over-Year Highlights
  • Bankruptcy filings including all chapters totaled 31,087, a 19% increase from the January 2022 total of 26,215.
  • Commercial chapter 11 filings increased 70 percent to 257 in January 2023 from the 151 filings recorded in January 2022. 
  • Commercial filings increased 12%, totaling 1,694 compared to the 1,508 filed in January 2022.
  • Subchapter V small business elections increased 49 percent to 137 in January 2023 from the 92 filings last January.
  • Individual filings increased 20%, totaling 29,545 compared to the 24,703 filed in January 2022.
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Chapters 7, 11 & 11(V) and 13,
January 2022 vs. 2023
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Archive of monthly statistical sheets from Epiq. (March 2022-April 2012)


Weekly Bankruptcy Analysis

Bankruptcy Filings  March 13-19, 2023
Type of Case Number Filed 2023 Percent Change From Same Week in 2022 Percent Change From Same Week in 2021 Percent Change From Same Week in 2020
Total 8,875  8.1% -0.3% -42.7%
Chapter 7 5,350  3.1% -18.5% -49.3%
Chapter 11 256  204.8% 194.3% 113.3%
Chapter 13 3,263  11.3% 45.5% -31.8%
Other Cases* -14.3%  -25.0% -77.8%

*Ch. 9, 12,15

Weekly filing data compiled from PACER and is subject to slight revisions.

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State Filing Trends