BANKRUPTCY FILINGS BY STATE
Personal and Business Record Information

Consumer bankruptcy filings have decreased 14 percent in 2012 from 2011 and 15 percent in 2011 from the previous year. In the year 2010 filings have reached 1.53 million

CONSUMER FILINGS IN THE LAST 5 YEARS:

  • 2012: 1.12 million
  • 2011: 1.27 million
  • 2010: 1.53 million
  • 2009: 1.41 million
  • 2008: 1.07 million

Personal Bankruptcy filings: The most common option for individuals seeking debt relief is Chapter 7 (eliminates most debt by liquidating non-exempt assets to pay off creditors), which is accounted for more than 70% of bankruptcy filings in the country. Chapter 11 (3 to 5 years repayment plan) accounts for less than 30 percent of filings.

Business Bankruptcy filings: Chapter 11 provides for orderly distributions to corporation or business entity creditors through reorganization or liquidation. It allows businesses to reorganize restructure debt and get out from certain contracts and leases. (Accounts for 1 to 3 percent of filings)

PERSONAL AND BUSINESS BANKRUPTCY FILINGS

ALABAMA

2009 - TOTAL: 34,999 - Business: 819 - Personal: 34,180 

2010 - TOTAL: 34,163 - Business: 751 - Personal: 33,412 

2011 - TOTAL: 30,394 - Business:  641 - Personal: 29,753 

ALASKA

2009 - TOTAL: 998 - Business: 104 - Personal: 894 

2010 - TOTAL: 1,116 - Business:  76 - Personal: 1,040  

2011 - TOTAL: 999 - Business:  58 - Personal: 941 

ARIZONA Bankruptcy Filings

2009 - TOTAL: 34,637 - Business: 1,615 - Personal: 33,022  

2010 - TOTAL: 42,829  - Business: 1,636 - Personal: 41,193 

2011 - TOTAL: 36,556 - Business: 1,351 - Personal: 35,205 

ARKANSAS

2009 - TOTAL: 16,583 - Business: 619 - Personal: 15,964  

2010 - TOTAL: 16,503 - Business: 537 - Personal: 15,966 

2011 - TOTAL: 14,604 - Business: 424 - Personal: 14,180 

CALIFORNIA

2009 - TOTAL: 209,818 - Business: 9,012 - Personal: 200,806 

2010 - TOTAL: 260,210 - Business: 8,814 - Personal: 251,396  

2011 - TOTAL: 240,151 - Business: 7,558 - Personal: 232,593 

COLORADO

2009 - TOTAL: 28,304 - Business: 1,421 - Personal: 26,883  

2010 - TOTAL: 32,776 - Business: 1,361 - Personal: 31,415 

2011 - TOTAL: 30,409 - Business: 1,162 - Personal: 29,247 

CONNECTICUT

2009 - TOTAL: 10,334 - Business: 467 - Personal: 9,867 

2010 - TOTAL: 11,518 - Business: 459 - Personal: 11,059 

2011 - TOTAL: 9,579 - Business: 388 - Personal: 9,191 

DELAWARE

2009 - TOTAL: 4,630 - Business: 1,670 - Personal: 2,960  

2010 - TOTAL: 4,273 - Business: 973 - Personal: 3,300 

2011 - TOTAL: 4,219 - Business: 645 - Personal: 3,574 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

2009 - TOTAL: 1,173 - Business:  106 - Personal: 1,067 

2010 - TOTAL: 1,306 - Business: 115 - Personal: 1,191 

2011 - TOTAL: 982 - Business: 68 - Personal: 914 

FLORIDA Bankruptcy Filings

2009 - TOTAL: 97,087 - Business: 4,929 - Personal: 92,158 

2010 - TOTAL: 113,066 - Business: 4,880 - Personal: 108,186 

2011 - TOTAL: 94,815 - Business: 4,016 - Personal: 90,799 

GEORGIA Bankruptcy Filings

2009 - TOTAL: 75,145 - Business: 3,019 - Personal: 72,126 

2010 - TOTAL: 79,474 - Business: 2,650 - Personal: 76,824 

2011 - TOTAL: 73,852 - Business: 2,242 - Personal: 71,610 

GUAN 

2009 - TOTAL: 221 - Business: 6 - Personal: 215  

2010 - TOTAL: 173 - Business: 11 - Personal: 162  

2011 - TOTAL: 141 - Business: 10 - Personal: 131 

HAWAII

2009 - TOTAL: 3,123 - Business: 113 - Personal: 3,010 

2010 - TOTAL: 3,978 - Business: 156 - Personal: 3,822 

2011 - TOTAL: 3,352 - Business: 165 - Personal: 3,187 

IDAHO

2009 - TOTAL: 7,704 - Business: 381 - Personal: 7,323 

2010 - TOTAL: 8,355 - Business: 351 - Personal: 8,004  

2011 - TOTAL: 7,666 - Business: 305 - Personal: 7,361 

ILLINOIS Bankruptcy Filings

2009 - TOTAL: 74,244 - Business: 2,466 - Personal: 71,778  

2010 -  TOTAL: 82,669 - Business: 2,197 - Personal: 80,472  

2011 - TOTAL: 73,210 - Business: 2,135 - Personal: 71,075 

INDIANA

2009 - TOTAL: 48,238 - Business: 949 - Personal: 47,289 

2010 - TOTAL: 47,304 - Business: 918 - Personal: 46,386 

2011 - TOTAL: 39,336 - Business: 729 - Personal: 38,607

IOWA

2009 - TOTAL: 10,171 - Business: 384 - Personal: 9,787 

2010 - TOTAL: 9,829 - Business: 381 - Personal: 9,448 

2011 - TOTAL: 7,965 - Business: 356 - Personal: 7,609 

KANSAS

2009 - TOTAL: 10,996 - Business: 389 - Personal: 10,607 

2010 - TOTAL: 11,234 - Business: 329 - Personal: 10,905 

2011 - TOTAL: 10,073 - Business: 298 - Personal: 9,775 

KENTUCKY

2009 - TOTAL: 25,221 - Business: 602 - Personal: 24,619 

2010 - TOTAL: 24,848 - Business: 530 - Personal: 24,318  

2011 - TOTAL: 22,193 - Business: 480 - Personal: 21,713 

LOUISIANA

2009 - TOTAL: 18,780 - Business: 869 - Personal: 17,911  

2010 - TOTAL: 19,159 - Business: 760 - Personal: 18,399 

2011 - TOTAL: 17,547 - Business: 622 - Personal: 16,925 

MAINE

2009 - TOTAL: 20,966 - Business: 692 - Personal: 20,274 

2010 - TOTAL: 23,618 - Business: 577 - Personal: 23,041 

2011 - TOTAL: 20,122 - Business: 529 - Personal: 19,593 

MARYLAND

2009 - TOTAL: 26,264 - Business: 923 - Personal: 25,341 

2010 - TOTAL: 29,698 - Business: 832 - Personal: 28,866 

2011 - TOTAL: 25,662 - Business: 658 - Personal: 25,004 

MASSACHUSETTS

2009 - TOTAL: 3,871 - Business: 241 - Personal: 3,630 

2010 - TOTAL: 4,204 - Business: 232 - Personal: 3,972 

2011 - TOTAL: 3,612 - Business: 220 - Personal: 3,392 

MICHIGAN Bankruptcy Filings 

2009 - TOTAL: 69,346 - Business: 2,081 - Personal: 67,265 

2010 - TOTAL: 68,596 - Business: 1,876 - Personal: 66,720 

2011 - TOTAL: 57,836 - Business: 1,599 - Personal: 56,297 

MINNESOTA

2009 - TOTAL: 21,456 - Business: 859 - Personal: 20,597 

2010 - TOTAL: 22,262 - Business: 788 - Personal: 21,474  

2011 - TOTAL: 19,382 - Business: 691 - Personal: 18,691 

MISSOURI

2009 - TOTAL: 31,303 - Business: 833 - Personal: 30,470  

2010 - TOTAL: 33,297 - Business: 772 - Personal: 32,525  

2011 - TOTAL: 48,465 - Business: 1,330 - Personal: 47,135 

MISSISSIPPI

2009 - TOTAL: 14,701 - Business: 484 - Personal: 14,217  

2010 - TOTAL: 14,329 - Business: 465 - Personal: 13,864  

2011 - TOTAL: 13,727 - Business: 406 - Personal: 13,321 

MONTANA

2009 - TOTAL: 2,771 - Business: 150 - Personal: 2,621 

2010 - TOTAL: 3,108 - Business: 162 - Personal: 2,946 

2011 - TOTAL: 2,595 - Business: 115 - Personal: 2,480 

NORTH CAROLINA

2009 - TOTAL: 27,740 - Business: 1,367 - Personal: 26,373  

2010 - TOTAL: 26,674 - Business: 1,409 - Personal: 25,265 

2011 - TOTAL: 23,535 - Business: 1,147 - Personal: 22,388 

NORTH DAKOTA

2009 - TOTAL: 1,593 - Business: 65 - Personal: 1,528 

2010 - TOTAL: 1,652 - Business: 70 - Personal: 1,582  

2011 - TOTAL: 1,269 - Business: 47 - Personal: 1,222 

NEBRASKA

2009 - TOTAL: 7,557 - Business: 318 - Personal: 7,239  

2010 - TOTAL: 7,943 - Business: 315 - Personal: 7,628 

2011 - TOTAL: 6,603 - Business: 225 - Personal: 6,378 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

2009 - TOTAL: 5,233 - Business: 542 - Personal: 4,691 

2010 - TOTAL: 5,658 - Business: 632 - Personal: 5,026 

2011 - TOTAL: 4,940 - Business: 479 - Personal: 4,461 

NEW JERSEY

2009 - TOTAL: 36,233 - Business: 1,571 - Personal: 34,662 

2010 - TOTAL: 41,365 - Business: 1,422 - Personal: 39,943 

2011 - TOTAL: 37,957 - Business: 1,215 - Personal: 36,742 

NEW MEXICO

2009 - TOTAL: 6,124 - Business: 302 - Personal: 5,822  

2010 - TOTAL: 6,571 - Business: 279 - Personal: 6,292 

2011 - TOTAL: 5,674 - Business: 203 - Personal: 5,471 

NEVADA

2009 - TOTAL: 29,808 - Business: 978 - Personal: 28,830  

2010 - TOTAL: 30,143 - Business: 982 - Personal: 29,161 

2011 - TOTAL: 24,519 - Business: 989 - Personal: 23,530 

NEW YORK 

2009 - TOTAL: 57,739 - Business: 3,615 - Personal: 54,124 

2010 - TOTAL: 56,479 - Business: 2,711 - Personal: 53,768  

2011 - TOTAL: 49,056 - Business: 2,116 - Personal: 46,940 

OHIO

2009 - TOTAL: 70,787 - Business: 2,039 - Personal: 68,748 

2010 - TOTAL: 70,641 - Business: 1,779 - Personal: 68,862 

2011 - TOTAL: 58,754 - Business: 1,372 - Personal: 57,382 

OKLAHOMA

2009 - TOTAL: 14,209 - Business: 594 - Personal: 13,615 

2010 - TOTAL: 14,980 - Business: 541 - Personal: 14,439 

2011 - TOTAL: 13,119 - Business: 406 - Personal: 12,713 

OREGON

2009 - TOTAL: 18,380 - Business: 593 - Personal: 17,787 

2010 - TOTAL: 20,243 - Business: 575 - Personal: 19,668 

2011 - TOTAL: 17,681 - Business: 549 - Personal: 17,132 

PENNSYLVANIA

2009 - TOTAL: 36,923 - Business: 1,480 - Personal: 35,443 

2010 - TOTAL: 39,262 - Business: 1,401 - Personal: 37,861  

2011 - TOTAL: 33,572 - Business: 1,208 - Personal: 32,364 

PUERTO RICO 

2009 - TOTAL: 11,342 - Business: 396 - Personal: 10,946 

2010 - TOTAL: 12,488 - Business: 430 - Personal: 12,058 

2011 - TOTAL: 11,460 - Business: 493 - Personal: 10,967 

RHODE ISLAND

2009 - TOTAL: 5,096 - Business: 170 - Personal: 4,926  

2010 - TOTAL: 5,500 - Business: 169 - Personal: 5,331  

2011 - TOTAL: 4,931 - Business: 144 - Personal: 4,787 

SOUTH CAROLINA

2009 - TOTAL: 9,799 - Business: 446 - Personal: 9,353  

2010 - TOTAL: 9,353 - Business: 389 - Personal: 8,964 

2011 - TOTAL: 8,105 - Business: 388 - Personal: 7,717 

SOUTH DAKOTA

2009 - TOTAL: 1,876 - Business: 116 - Personal: 1,760 

2010 - TOTAL: 2,031 - Business: 100 - Personal: 1,931 

2011 - TOTAL: 1,877 - Business: 99 - Personal: 1,778 

TENNESSEE

2009 - TOTAL: 54,411 - Business: 1,273 - Personal: 53,138  

2010 - TOTAL: 50,251 - Business: 1,101 - Personal: 49,150 

2011 - TOTAL: 46,910 - Business: 961 - Personal: 45,949 

TEXAS Bankruptcy Filings

2009 - TOTAL: 55,435 - Business: 4,567 - Personal: 50,868  

2010 - TOTAL: 58,239 - Business: 4,109 - Personal: 54,130 

2011 - TOTAL: 51,955 - Business: 3,513 - Personal: 48,442 

UTAH 

2009 - TOTAL: 14,829 - Business: 670 - Personal: 14,159 

2010 - TOTAL: 18,478 - Business: 670 - Personal: 17,808  

2011 - TOTAL: 18,415 - Business: 597 - Personal: 17,818 

VIRGINIA Bankruptcy Filings

2009 - TOTAL: 36,531 - Business: 1,193 - Personal: 35,338 

2010 - TOTAL: 37,311 - Business: 1,104 - Personal: 36,207  

2011 - TOTAL: 33,592 - Business: 892 - Personal: 32,700

VIRGIN ILANDS  

2009 - TOTAL: 29 - Business: 9 - Personal: 20  

2010 - TOTAL: 24 - Business: 8 - Personal: 16 

2011 - TOTAL: 28 - Business: 10 - Personal: 18 

VERMONT 

2009 - TOTAL: 1,559 - Business: 61 - Personal: 1,498 

2010 - TOTAL: 1,651 - Business: 69 - Personal: 1,582  

2011 - TOTAL: 1,140 - Business: 46 - Personal: 1,094 

WASHINGTON

2009 - TOTAL: 31,537 - Business: 1,158 - Personal: 30,379 

2010 - TOTAL: 34,124 - Business: 1,188 - Personal: 32,936 

2011 - TOTAL: 31,996 - Business: 1,124 - Personal: 30,872 

WEST VIRGINIA 

2009 - TOTAL: 6,660 - Business: 202 - Personal: 6,458  

2010 - TOTAL: 6,130 - Business: 235 - Personal: 5,895 

2011 - TOTAL: 4,788 - Business: 193 - Personal: 4,595  

WISCONSIN 

2009 - TOTAL: 27,802 - Business: 828 - Personal: 26,974 

2010 - TOTAL: 30,423 - Business: 930 - Personal: 29,493 

2011 - TOTAL: 27,308 - Business: 796 - Personal: 26,512 

WYOMING 

2009 - TOTAL: 1,351 - Business: 81 - Personal: 1,270 

2010 - TOTAL: 1,562 - Business: 73 - Personal: 1,489 

2011 - TOTAL: 1,405 - Business: 83 - Personal: 1,322 



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