Bankruptcy Statistics

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April 2023 Year-Over-Year Highlights
  • Bankruptcy filings including all chapters totaled 35,479, a 9% increase from the April 2022 total of 32,530.
  • Commercial chapter 11 filings increased 32 percent to 277 in April 2023 from the 210 filings recorded in April 2022. 
  • Commercial filings increased slightly, totaling 1,820 compared to the 1,785 filed in April 2022.
  • Subchapter V small business elections increased 81 percent to 157 in April 2023 from the 87 filings last April.
  • Individual filings increased 10%, totaling 33,659 compared to the 30,745 filed in April 2022.
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Subchapter V Small Business Elections Within Chapter 11
April 2022 vs. 2023
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Archive of monthly statistical sheets from Epiq. (March 2022-April 2012)


Weekly Bankruptcy Analysis

Bankruptcy Filings  May 15-21, 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 Percent Change From Same Week in 2019
Total 8,517 17.8% 1.8% -14.0% -43.9%
Chapter 7 4,952 13.0% -21.1% -34.5% -48.9%
Chapter 11 352  402.9% 441.5% 90.3% 118.6%
Chapter 13 3,202 15.4% 58.8% 49.5% -39.6%
Other Cases* 11  175.0% 175.0% -38.9% -63.3%

*Ch. 9, 12,15

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

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State Filing Trends