Bankruptcy Filings Tumble in March, 2012

Bankruptcy filings in March were higher accross the country than April but 17% lower than March a-year-ago.   Prof. Bob Lawless has an interesting analysis of filing trends you can access here.

2007        2008      2009      2010 %      2011 % 2012
Jan 55,200 70,300 89,000 102,600 15% 102,200 0% 87,900 -14%
Feb 58,800 79,500 102,000 117,800 15% 109,600 -7% 104,400 -5%
March 73,100 90,400 131,000 159,200 22% 146,400 -8% 122,100 -17%
April 67,800 93,200 128,700 146,200 14% 129,800 -11%
May 69,900 89,700 120,400 133,500 11% 122,800 -8%
June 67,300 89,900 124,800 133,850 7% 120,700 -10%
July 69,100 96,400 130,500 134,600 3% 110,200 -18%
Aug 77,100 94,300 120,000 135,600 13% 120,900 -11%
Sept 67,500 96,200 125,500 134,000 7% 110,400 -18%
Oct 81,200 108,900 130,200 129,700 0% 111,500 -14%
Nov 74,200 91,400 115,500 118,100 2% 98,500 -17%
Dec 65,900 95,900 117,000 114,700 -2% 96,500 -16%
827,100 1,096,100 1,434,600 1,559,850 9% 1,379,500 -12%  

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