A quick review of the PACER data indicates that total bankruptcy filings (all types) in the Northern Division of the Central District of California are down 34% from one year ago. The figure for January 2013 was only 287 cases. In January 2012, 434 cases were filed. In January 2011, that number was 520 cases.
The average number of cases filed per month in 2012 was 414. 287 cases filed is low by any measurement.
The chart below shows the number of cases filed in the Northern Division per month since January 2011.