January and February Statistics for Central District of California Northern Division Bankruptcy Filings

I always find it interesting to follow the Court's prior year filing statistics.  In January 2012, Chapter 7 filings fell 18.3% compared to January 2011.  In February of 2012, however, Chapter 7 filings fell a more modest 4.3% from February of 2011.

Chapter 13 filings show a much different trend.  In January 2012, Chapter 13 filings increased 5.6% as compared to January 2011.  February saw a large jump in filings. Filings increased 19.5%.

The grand total for Northern Division bankruptcy filings in January 2012 was 419.  The total for February 2012 was 474 filings.

Statistics are available here.