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Press Releases - Bankruptcy Filing Statistics
2011 Press Releases

Dec 02 - November Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Drop 12 Percent from Last Year

Nov 02 - October Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Fall Nearly 20 Percent from Last Year

Oct 04 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Down 10 Percent Through Nine Months of 2011

Sep 02 - August Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Fall 11 Percent from Last Year

Aug 02 - July Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Fall 18 Percent from Last Year

Jul 05 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Down 8 Percent Through the First Half of 2011

Jun 02 - May Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Fall 16 Percent from Last Year

May 06 - First Quarter Bankruptcy Filings Fall 6 Percent from 2010; Business Filings Drop 15 Percent

Apr 04 - First Quarter Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Fall 6 Percent from 2010

Mar 01 - February Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase 11 Percent from Previous Month

Feb 15 - Total Bankruptcy Filing Growth Rate Slows to 8 Percent in 2010, Business Filings Fall 7.5 Percent

Feb 01 - January Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Decrease 22 Percent from Previous Month

Jan 31 - Bankruptcy Filings Will Increase in Fiscal Year 2011, According to Latest ABI Quick Poll

Jan 03 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase 9 Percent in 2010


2010 Press Releases

Dec 01 - November Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Drop 13 Percent from October

Nov 08 - Total Bankruptcy Filings Up 11 Percent Through First Nine Months of 2010 While Business Filings Decrease

Nov 02 - October Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase Slightly from Previous Month

Oct 04 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Up 11 Percent Through Nine Months of 2010

Sep 01 - August Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Fall 8 Percent This Month

Aug 17 - Total U.S. Bankruptcies in First Half of 2010 Up 14 Percent over First Half of 2009

Aug 03 - July Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Up 9 Percent from Last Month, Year

Jul 02 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Up 14 Percent through First Half of 2010

Jun 02 - May Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Up 9 Percent from Last Year; Down 6 Percent from April

May 14 - First Quarter Bankruptcy Filings Increase Nearly 18 Percent over 2009; More Consumers Filing Chapter 7

May 06 - ABI's New Interactive Statistics Page Provides Better Tools for Examining Bankruptcy Statistics

May 03 - April Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Up 15 Percent over Last Year

Apr 02 - March Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Reach Highest Monthly Total Since 2005 Bankruptcy Overhaul

Mar 02 - February Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Up 14 Percent over Last Year

Mar 02 - Total Bankruptcy Filings Increase 32 Percent in 2009, Approach Pre-BAPCPA Levels

Feb 02 - January Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Decrease 10 Percent from December


2009 Press Releases

Dec 02 - November Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Drop 18 Percent from Previous Month

Nov 25 - Total Bankruptcy Filings Up 33 Percent in Third Quarter

Nov 04 - October Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Reach New Highs, Up 28 Percent Over Last Year

Oct 02 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Surge Past One Million in First Nine Months of 2009

Sep 02 - August Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Up 24 Percent over Last Year

Aug 13 - Total U.S. Bankruptcies Up 36 Percent in First Half of 2009; Chapter 11 Business Filings Increase 113 Percent

Aug 04 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Reach Highest Monthly Total Since October 2005

Jul 02 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Up Nearly 37 Percent Through First Half of 2009

Jun 09 - Total Bankruptcy Filings Increase Nearly 35 Percent over First Quarter 2008; Business Filings Jump over 64 Percent

Jun 02 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Up 37 Percent in May

May 04 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Top 125,000 in April

Apr 02 - March Consumer Bankrutcy Filings Increase 41 Percent Over Last Year

Mar 05 - Total Bankruptcy Filings Increase 31 Percent, Business Filings Surge 54 Percent in 2008

Mar 03 - February Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase 29 Percent over Last Year

Feb 03 - January Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase 34 Percent over Last Year

Jan 26 - Bankruptcies to Increase More Than 35 Percent in 2009, According to Latest ABI Quick Poll

Jan 05 - Consumer Filings Up Nearly 33 Percent in 2008


2008 Press Releases

Dec 15 - Total Bankruptcy Filings Up 34 Percent, Business Filings Up 61 Percent in Third Quarter

Dec 03 - November Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase 39 Percent over Last Year

Nov 04 - October Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Top 100,000 for First Time Since Law Change in 2005

Oct 03 - September Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Up 28.6 Percent over Previous Year

Sep 03 - August Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Up 29 Percent Over Previous Year; Set Post-BAPCPA Record for Single Month

Aug 27 - Total U.S. Bankruptcies in First Half of 2008 Up 29 Percent from a Year Ago

Aug 04 - July Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase 48 Percent over Previous Year

Jul 02 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings in First Half of 2008 Up 30 Percent from a Year Ago

Jun 05 - May Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase Nearly 31 Percent Over Previous Year

Jun 03 - Total Bankruptcy Filings Increase Nearly 27 Percent Over First Quarter 2007

May 02 - April Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase Nearly 48 Percent over Previous Year

Apr 15 - Total Bankruptcy Filings Increase Nearly 38 Percent in 2007

Apr 02 - First Quarter Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase 27 Percent over Previous Year

Mar 03 - February Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase 15 Percent

Feb 04 - January Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase 30 Percent over Previous Year

Jan 03 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Up Nearly 40 Percent in 2007


2007 Press Releases

Dec 05 - November Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase 28 Percent over Previous Year

Nov 19 - Bankruptcy Filings Through First Three Quarters of 2007 Eclipse Last Year's Totals

Nov 05 - October Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Climb to Highest Monthly Level Since New Law Took Effect

Oct 02 - September Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase 23 Percent over Previous Year

Sep 06 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase 17 Percent in August

Aug 16 - Bankruptcy Filings in First Half of 2007 Up 48 Percent from a Year Ago

Aug 03 - July Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase 34 Percent over Previous Year

Jul 06 - June Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase Nearly 37 Percent over Previous Year

Jun 27 - Bankruptcy Filings Increase 66 Percent over First Quarter 2006

Jun 06 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase Nearly 12 Percent in May

May 14 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Fall 15 Percent in April

Apr 17 - 2006 Bankruptcies Fall to Lowest Levels Since 1980s


2006 Press Releases

Dec 05 - Bankruptcy Filings During First Three Quarters of 2006 Drop Off Nearly One Million from Previous Year

Aug 28 - Bankruptcy Filings During First Half of 2006 Fall to Lowest Levels Since 1986

May 26 - First Quarter Bankruptcy Filings Fall to Lowest Levels Since 1985

Mar 24 - Total Bankruptcies Eclipse the 2 Million Mark in 2005 as Consumers File in Record Numbers Prior to Implementation of New Bankruptcy Law


2005 Press Releases

Dec 15 - Bankruptcy Filings Set Record on Eve of New Law

Jun 10 - Bankruptcy Filings Increase in First Quarter of 2005, Fall for the 12-Month Period

Jun 06 - Coming Business Bankruptcy Cycle to be Characterized by Smaller Market Busts

May 18 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Expected to Increase

Mar 01 - Total Bankruptcy Filings Decline Slightly In 2004

Jan 06 - Consumer Bankruptcy Filing Trends: The Year Ahead


2004 Press Releases

Dec 03 - Total Bankruptcy Filings Decline

Aug 27 - Total Bankruptcy Filings Down

May 21 - Bankruptcy Growth Rate Slowed In First Quarter

Feb 25 - Bankruptcy Filings Set New Calendar Year Record in 2003


2003 Press Releases

Nov 14 - Personal Bankruptcy Filings Continue to Break Records

Aug 18 - Bankruptcy Cases Continue to Break Records

May 15 - Total Bankruptcy Filings and Non-business Filings Break Records

Feb 14 - Record Breaking Bankruptcy Filings Reported in 2002


2002 Press Releases

Nov 25 - Bankruptcy Filings Hit Historic Highs

Aug 14 - Bankruptcy Cases Total More Than 1.5 Million for First Time

May 16 - Bankruptcy Filings Hit Record High – Again

Feb 19 - Bankruptcy Filings Set Record in 2001


2001 Press Releases

Dec 04 - Bankruptcy Filings Surpass Record Breaking Mark

May 23 - First-quarter Bankruptcies Reach Second Highest 3-month Period in History

Feb 23 - Bankruptcies Fall Again in 2000, Filings in Fourth Quarter Rise Slightly


2000 Press Releases

Nov 22 - Third Quarter Figure Lowest Since September 1996

Aug 14 - Second Quarter 2000 Shows Bankruptcy Filings Still Dropping

Jun 12 - First Quarter 2000 Shows Bankruptcy Filings Still Dropping

Mar 06 - Bankruptcy Filings Drop 8.5% in Calendar Year 1999; First Year in Last Four to Show Decline


1999 Press Releases

Dec 06 - Third Quarter Bankruptcy Filings Drop Another 6.5%

Aug 09 - Quarterly Bankruptcy Filings Drop Once Again 

May 24 - Quarterly Bankruptcy Filings Post Significant Drop

Mar 01 - Bankruptcies Break Another Record in 1998


1998 Press Releases

Nov 23 - Bankruptcies Break Another Record During 12-month Period Ending Sept. 30

Aug 11 - 2nd Quarter of 1998 Records Highest Number of Bankruptcy Filings Ever

Jun 03 - Bankruptcy Filings in First Quarter of 1998 Increase 6 Percent from Same Period Last Year

Mar 02 - Bankruptcies Increased by 19 Percent in 1997 to a Record High of 1.4 Million Filings


1997 Press Releases

Dec 01 - Bankruptcy Filings On Record Pace, Though Third Quarter Filings Drop Slightly

Aug 15 - Bankruptcy Filings Reach Another High in 2nd Quarter 1997; Increase for 6th Straight Quarter

Jun 10 - Biggest Quarter Ever for U.S. Bankruptcy Filings; 26 Percent Increase Over First Quarter 1996

Mar 18 - Bankruptcy Filings Increase 27 Percent in Record-setting 1996 As Personal Bankruptcies Continue to Top One Million


1996 Press Releases

Dec 09 - Personal Bankruptcies Top One Million in Record-setting Third Quarter

Aug 28 - Bankruptcy Filings Top One Million

May 29 - Bankruptcy Filings in First Quarter of 1996 Reach All-time High


 

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