In the 5 states and 216 counties we track, debt collectors filed337,627lawsuits from January 2020 to March 2021.

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About the Debt Collection Tracker

People who already had trouble paying their bills saw those troubles multiply during the Covid-19 pandemic. Although there were some moratoriums on debt collection, thousands of lawsuits were still being filed in a single county court per month. We have created the Debt Collection Lawsuit Tracker to monitor monthly updates to the number of debt cases being filed across the United States. We will continue to add data to the tracker over time.

An Overview of Debt Collection Lawsuits

The table shows an overview of debt collection lawsuits in the states and counties we track. View the report for individual states or counties to get a more detailed view, including charts and maps.

Last updated: March 2021

NameLawsuitsLawsuits Trend
Jan '20 - Mar '21
Default Judgments
68,304-View Report
Marion County
13,659-View Report
Lake County
7,992-View Report
St. Joseph County
3,331-View Report
Elkhart County
2,287-View Report
Allen County
2,271-View Report
Top 5 counties shown above. Go to the Indiana report to see all counties.
62,39717,697View Report
St. Louis County
8,6092,107View Report
Jackson County
6,7801,926View Report
St. Louis city
3,442765View Report
St. Charles County
2,869765View Report
Clay County
2,480664View Report
Top 5 counties shown above. Go to the Missouri report to see all counties.
24,8732,513View Report
New Haven County
7,2011,576View Report
Hartford County
6,841304View Report
Fairfield County
5,415392View Report
New London County
1,80216View Report
Litchfield County
1,13575View Report
Top 5 counties shown above. Go to the Connecticut report to see all counties.
North Dakota
10,1649,307View Report
County level data is unavailable for North Dakota. Go to the state report to view debt collection by zip code region.
Harris County
171,88931,176View Report
State level data is unavailable for Texas. Only the Harris county report is available.

Additional Info

Data for the Debt Collection Tracker was collected and prepared by our partners at JanuaryAdvisors.

Methodology report coming soon.

To contribute data to the debt collection tracker please contact us.