Nevada is still king, and Georgia jumps Tennessee in bankruptcies per capita. Indiana, Colorado and Utah all jump up in the rankings, while Tennessee and Michigan see small decreases.
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For the second quarter in a row, Nevada, Tennessee and Georgia remain the top three states for bankruptcy filings per capita, according to recently released data detailing bankruptcies across the United States.Nevada remains way ahead of the pack with 11.3 filings per capita, while Georgia and Tennessee are tied with 7.8 filings per capita. Indiana saw a significant increase — rising from sixth place last quarter to fourth place this quarter — and Colorado jumped from 11th place to eighth place. However, it was the Gem State — Idaho — that saw the biggest jump, moving up seven spots since last quarter to 20th place.
The data, compiled by Automated Access to Court Electronic Records (AACER), put total bankruptcies for the first six months of this year at about 787,000, excluding Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. That’s 13.3 percent higher than this time last year.
South Carolina and Alaska still remain the states with the lowest per capita filings. Filings in Alaska reached a chilly 1.6, meaning that the average Alaskan is seven times less likely to file for bankruptcy than the average Nevadan.
How’s your state rank? Use the table below to find out.
|State||2010 rank (through June 30)||Filings per capita||2009 end-of-year rank|
|District of Columbia||49||2.2||50|
|Source: Automated Access to Court Electronic Records|
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