St. Louis city


3,456

lawsuits from January 2020 to March 2021

94.4%

of defendants did not have legal representation

34.0%

of lawsuits resulted in default judgments


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Top Debt Collectors

Out of 220 debt collectors in St. Louis city, the top 5 (2.3%) are responsible for 1,781 (51.5%) of 3,456 lawsuits.

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Debt Collection Lawsuits By Year

February typically has the most debt collection lawsuits filed each year, with an average of 359 filings, accounting for 13.7% of the filings for the year.

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Geography of Debt Collection Lawsuits

St. Louis city is split into 106 tracts. On the map you can see the number of lawsuits corresponding to each Census Tract.

Lawsuit filings since January 2020
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Overview of Lawsuits by Census Tract

The table to the right shows data for the 106 census tracts in St. Louis city. Use the search below to find a specific tract.

Last updated: March 2021

NameLawsuitsLawsuits Trend
Jan '20 - Mar '21
Default Judgments
Census Tract 1269
9827
Census Tract 1256
718
Census Tract 1155
6624
Census Tract 1073
6522
Census Tract 1151
6116
Census Tract 1153
5911
Census Tract 1255
579
Census Tract 1081
5512
Census Tract 1164
5417
Census Tract 1156
5112

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: 44.3% of neighborhoods, 42.9% of lawsuits

  • No Majority: 6.6% of neighborhoods, 7.6% of lawsuits

  • Black: 49.1% of neighborhoods, 49.5% of lawsuits

Difference from Proportionate Filings Based on Neighborhood Racial Majority Proportions

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Proportionate Filings

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