In the 5 states and 216 counties we track, debt collectors filed602,381lawsuits from January 2019 to March 2022.

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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 2022

NameLawsuitsLawsuits Trend
Jan '19 - Mar '22
Default Judgments
159,914-View Report
Marion County
29,787-View Report
Lake County
18,180-View Report
St. Joseph County
7,623-View Report
Elkhart County
5,248-View Report
Hamilton County
5,237-View Report
The top 5 counties by number of lawsuits are shown above. Go to the Indiana report to see all counties.
114,32236,053View Report
St. Louis County
17,6815,475View Report
Jackson County
12,8324,030View Report
St. Louis city
7,1011,891View Report
St. Charles County
5,2831,519View Report
Clay County
5,0461,340View Report
The top 5 counties by number of lawsuits are shown above. Go to the Missouri report to see all counties.
72,31141,889View Report
Hartford County
20,7999,164View Report
New Haven County
20,77213,227View Report
Fairfield County
14,95910,090View Report
New London County
5,2783,192View Report
Litchfield County
3,2572,188View Report
The top 5 counties by number of lawsuits are shown above. Go to the Connecticut report to see all counties.
North Dakota
21,33118,635View Report
County level data is unavailable for North Dakota. Go to the state report to view debt collection by zip code region.
Harris County
234,50349,822View Report
State level data is unavailable for Texas. Only the Harris county report is available.
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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.