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Bankruptcy filings, state by state, 2005-2010

Nevada still leads in filings per 1,000 residents

By Tyler Metzger and Juan Rodriguez

Editor's note: See updated story, State by state bankruptcy statistics, 2005-2011.

As the economy begins an angonizingly slow crawl to recovery, bankruptcy filings still continued to rise in the third quarter of 2010. Click on the map to view bankruptcies over time in different states and jurisdictions; scroll down to see details.

2013 bankruptcy filings

Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows people to pay off debts under a three- to five-year plan; Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows for a discharge of all debt.

Source: Automated Access to Court Electronic Records. AACER provided data on bankruptcies by state; some states have multiple jurisdictions.

Juan Rodriguez contributed to this report.

See related: Nevada residents remain most likely to file for bankruptcy, Bankruptcies resume upward climb in 2010, 5 post-bankruptcy myths, 5 tips for those considering bankruptcy

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Updated: January 11, 2011

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