21% Surge in Tampa Bankruptcies


Here are some grim statistics for the first quarter of 2010. The number of bankruptcy filings in Tampa/Fort Myers division (Polk included) jumped almost 21%. This is mirrored by the eerily similar rise of 21% in bankruptcy cases in the Middle Disctrict of Florida (including Orlando and Jacksonville). In fact, the 16,149 bankruptcy cases filed there gave the Middle District bankruptcy court the unenviable record of being the second busiest bankruptcy court in the country, behind only the Central District of California bankruptcy court.

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