Some Statistics on Petition Filings in the Central District

Below is a chart I prepared on petition filings in the Central District of California with numbers through September 2017.

2017 2016 2015 2014  
Jan 2,839 2,872 3,364 4,704
Feb 2,795 3,299 3,829 4,574
March 3,782 3,923 4,496 5,430
April 3,209 3,584 4,486 5,364
May 3,384 3,484 3,971 5,500
June 3,252 3,545 3,966 4,386
July 2,953 3,239 3,731 4,701
Aug 3,387 3,543 3,544 4,540
Sept 3,071 3,168 3,493 4,317
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 28,672 30,657 34,880 43,516

Of the total filings for September 2017, this is the breakdown by chapter.   

Chap 7 21,140 74%
Chap 13 7,241 25%
Chap 11 287 1%
Other 4 0%
28,672 100%

That comes to 1,448 chapter 13 cases per trustee.

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