March 2017 Bankruptcy Filings Down 4.7 Percent

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Bankruptcy filings fell 4.7 percent for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2017, compared with the year ending March 31, 2016, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The March 2017 annual bankruptcy filings totaled 794,492, compared with 833,515 cases in the year ending March 2016.

The following bankruptcy statistics are available:

  • Business and non-business bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2017. (Table F-2, Business and Nonbusiness Commenced by Chapter)
  • 2016 and 2017 Bankruptcy Cases Commenced, Terminated and Pending (Table F)  
  • 2017 first quarter filings (Table F-2, 3-Month), and filings by month (Table F-2, January, February, March)
  • Bankruptcy filings by county (Report F-5A)
Business and Non-Business Filings,
Years Ending
March 31, 2013-2017
Year Business Non-Business Total
2017 23,591 770,901 794,492
2016 24,797 808,718 833,515
2015 26,130 884,956 911,086
2014 31,671 1,006,609 1,038,280
2013 37,552 1,132,772 1,174,324
TOTAL BANKRUPTCY FILINGS BY CHAPTER,
YEARS ENDING
MARCH 31, 2013-2017
Year Chapter
  7 11 12 13
2017 488,417 7,105 457 298,348
2016 523,394 7,380 440 302,193
2015 596,867 7,053 354 306,729
2014 699,982 8,564 388 329,256
2013 804,885 9,811 463 355,081

For more on bankruptcy and its chapters, visit the Judiciary’s website.  Local bankruptcy court rules can be found on the Judiciary’s website.  Search historic data on bankruptcy filings.

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