New Haven County


14,637

lawsuits from January 2019 to August 2021

99.4%

of defendants did not have legal representation

74.4%

of lawsuits resulted in default judgments


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Top Debt Collectors

Out of 233 debt collectors in New Haven County, the top 5 (2.1%) are responsible for 10,395 (71.0%) of 14,637 lawsuits.

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Debt Collection Lawsuits By Year

June typically has the most debt collection lawsuits filed each year, with an average of 597 filings, accounting for 11.0% of the filings for the year. Since the pandemic started, the average debt collection lawsuits in a given month have increased by 42.9% compared to pre-pandemic filings.

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Geography of Debt Collection Lawsuits

New Haven County is split into 189 tracts. On the map you can see the number of lawsuits corresponding to each Census Tract.

Lawsuit filings since January 2019
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Overview of Lawsuits by Census Tract

The table to the right shows data for the 189 census tracts in New Haven County. Use the search below to find a specific tract.

Last updated: August 2021

NameLawsuitsLawsuits Trend
Jan '19 - Aug '21
Default Judgments
Census Tract 1541
249176
Census Tract 1415
210144
Census Tract 1542
203139
Census Tract 1202
182127
Census Tract 1656
176112
Census Tract 3527.02
174106
Census Tract 1801
170113
Census Tract 3528
16697
Census Tract 1426.01
163109
Census Tract 1655
161103

Debt Collection Lawsuits by Neighborhood Demographics

Census tracts have been categorized by ther racial/ethnic majority, based on data from the American Community Survey.

Neighborhoods by Racial Majority

  • White: 77.8% of neighborhoods, 72.0% of lawsuits

  • Black: 3.2% of neighborhoods, 5.6% of lawsuits

  • No Majority: 9.0% of neighborhoods, 12.8% of lawsuits

  • Latinx: 10.1% of neighborhoods, 9.7% of lawsuits

Difference from Proportionate Filings Based on Neighborhood Racial Majority Proportions

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Proportionate Filings

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