Central District filings up – a little –

Total bankruptcy filings have been higher each month this year compared to the same month last year although in some months only slightly higher.  April 2019 was the highest number of filings for April since 2015 although, again, not really significantly higher in real numbers.

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Jan 2,745 2,741 2,839 2,872 3,364 4,704
Feb 2,754 2,708 2,795 3,299 3,829 4,574
March 3,481 3,363 3,782 3,923 4,496 5,430
April 3,631 3,277 3,209 3,584 4,486 5,364
May 3,347 3,226 3,384 3,484 3,971 5,500
June 2,981 3,252 3,545 3,966 4,386
July 3,057 2,953 3,239 3,731 4,701
Aug 3,337 3,387 3,543 3,544 4,540
Sept 2,772 3,071 3,168 3,493 4,317
Oct 3,259 3,170 3,235 3,751 4,554
Nov 2,821 3,004 3,025 3,531 3,642
Dec 2,419 2,416 2,902 2,718 3,733
Total 15,958 35,961 37,262 39,819 44,880 55,445

Filings so far this year in the Central District by chapter.

Non-Comm’l Commercial Chapter 7 Chapter 13 Chapter 11
14,493 1,274 12,329 3,275 163
91% 8% 77% 21% 1%

The Northern District of Illinois leads us in total filings for the year.  It has 17,134 total filings.  Next behind us is Northern District of Georgia, 11,871.

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