Bankruptcy Statistics

Monthly Trends from  


July 2023 Year-Over-Year Highlights
  • Bankruptcy filings including all chapters totaled 35,716, a 15% increase from the July 2022 total of 30,862
  • Commercial chapter 11 filings increased 71 percent to 362 in July 2023 from the 212 filings recorded in July 2022. 
  • Commercial filings were 1,961, a 21 percent increase in July 2023 compared to the 1,621 filed in July 2022.
  • Subchapter V small business elections increased 61 percent to 153 in July 2023 from the 95 filings last July.
  • Individual filings increased 16% to 33,755 in July 2023 from the 29,241 filed in July 2022.
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Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Increase 71 Percent Year-over-Year in July 2023
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Archive of monthly statistical sheets from Epiq. (March 2022-April 2012)


Weekly Bankruptcy Analysis

Bankruptcy Filings September 11-17, 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 8,401 11.6% 18.4% -8.1% -42.9%
Chapter 7 4,759 13.5% 3.5% -26.8% -46.6%
Chapter 11 93  -9.7% -9.7% -68.0% -46.6%
Chapter 13 3,540  9.8% 48.1% 51.2% -36.9%
Other Cases* 80.0% 125.0% -10.0% -57.1%

*Ch. 9, 12,15

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

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