Orange County bankruptcy filings were down 23.8% for the month of August 2012, with a total of 1273 cases filed. Compare this to August of 2011 where there were 1615 bankruptcies filed.
As a whole, the Central District of California saw a decrease of filings of about 23.2%. In August of 2012 there were a total of 9,132 cases filed, compared to 11,888 filed in August of 2011. The Central District of California is the bankruptcy district that covers Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Other counties also saw a large decrease in bankruptcy filings for August of 2012:
- Los Angeles County decreased 20.2% with 3,834 filings
- Riverside and San Bernardino Counties decreased 27.2% with 2,557 filings