Bankruptcy Statistics

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April 2024 Year-Over-Year Highlights
  • Bankruptcy filings including all chapters totaled 45,592, a 28% increase from the April 2023 total of 35,497.
  • Commercial chapter 11 filings increased 40 percent to 542 in April 2024 from the 378 filings recorded in January 2023.
  • Commercial filings were 2,569, a 39 percent increase in April 2024 compared to the 1,846 filed in April 2023.
  • Subchapter V small business elections increased 60 percent to 233 in April 2024 from the 146 filings last January.
  • Individual filings increased 28% to 43,023 in April 2024 from the 33,651 filed in April 2023.
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Small Business Subchapter V Elections Increase 60 Percent In April Over the Same Period Last Year
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Archive of monthly statistical sheets from Epiq. (March 2022-April 2012)


Weekly Bankruptcy Analysis

Bankruptcy Filings June 10-16, 2024
Type of Case Number Filed Percent Change From Same Week
  2024 2023 2022 2021 2019
Total 9,013 8.5% 28.6% 17.2% -36.6%
Chapter 7 5,272 7.4% 28.1% -5.2% -41.1%
Chapter 11 229  87.7% 108.2% 57.9% 95.7%
Chapter 13 3,495 6.6% 29.9% 76.1% -31.9%
Other Cases* 17  750.0% 112.5% 750.0% 13.3%

*Ch. 9, 12,15

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

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State Filing Trends