In the 5 states and 216 counties we track, debt collectors filed443,176lawsuits from January 2019 to August 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: August 2021

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NameLawsuitsLawsuits Trend
Jan '19 - Aug '21
Default Judgments
Indiana
117,547-View Report
Marion County
22,227-View Report
Lake County
13,528-View Report
St. Joseph County
5,641-View Report
Allen County
4,065-View Report
Elkhart County
3,916-View Report
Top 5 counties shown above. Go to the Indiana report to see all counties.
Missouri
65,03721,798View Report
St. Louis County
8,5882,818View Report
Jackson County
6,7952,281View Report
St. Louis city
3,456977View Report
Clay County
3,3951,062View Report
St. Charles County
2,870874View Report
Top 5 counties shown above. Go to the Missouri report to see all counties.
Connecticut
50,60429,564View Report
New Haven County
14,6379,258View Report
Hartford County
13,7906,390View Report
Fairfield County
10,7187,433View Report
New London County
3,8032,288View Report
Litchfield County
2,3251,202View Report
Top 5 counties shown above. Go to the Connecticut report to see all counties.
North Dakota
16,62614,383View Report
County level data is unavailable for North Dakota. Go to the state report to view debt collection by zip code region.
Texas
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Harris County
193,36237,030View 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.