Bankruptcy filings up slightly in January 2020

Total bankruptcy filings in the Central District of California in January.

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Jan 2,828 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 2,967 2,981 3,252 3,545 3,966 4,386
July 3,270 3,057 2,953 3,239 3,731 4,701
Aug 3,274 3,337 3,387 3,543 3,544 4,540
Sept 2,934 2,772 3,071 3,168 3,493 4,317
Oct 3,355 3,259 3,170 3,235 3,751 4,554
Nov 2,636 2,821 3,004 3,025 3,531 3,642
Dec 2,723 2,419 2,416 2,902 2,718 3,733
Total 2,828 37,117 35,961 37,262 39,819 44,880 55,445

Filings by chapter in January 2020.

Non-Comm’l Commercial Chapter 7 Chapter 13 Chapter 11
2,581 247 2,125 671 32
91% 9% 75% 24% 1%

Highest district in the country?  Northern District of Illinois, i.e., Chicago with 3,195 of which 1,259 were chapter 13s and 13 were chapter 11s.  Next after us is Northern District of Georgia with 2,568 – of that 1,316 were chapter 13s, twice as many as us.  Lowest filings in January?  Wyoming with 34 (total filings) and Alaska with 38.

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