Philadelphia County


lawsuits from January 2020 to December 2023


of defendants did not have legal representation


of lawsuits resulted in default judgments

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Top Debt Collectors

January 2020 - December 2023

Out of 1,352 debt collectors in Philadelphia County, the top 10 (0.7%) are responsible for 36,853 (74.8%) of 49,270 lawsuits.

  • 'Lvnv Funding LLC
    9,526 lawsuits (19.3%)
  • Midland Credit Management Inc
    8,604 lawsuits (17.5%)
  • Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC
    6,882 lawsuits (14.0%)
  • Discover Bank
    3,264 lawsuits (6.6%)
  • Capital One Bank (Usa) Na
    1,890 lawsuits (3.8%)
  • Police and Fire Federal Credit Union
    1,535 lawsuits (3.1%)
  • Philadelphia Federal Credit Union
    1,501 lawsuits (3.0%)
  • Td Bank Usa Na
    1,442 lawsuits (2.9%)
  • Capital One Na
    1,425 lawsuits (2.9%)
  • Abc Bail Bonds Inc
    784 lawsuits (1.6%)
  • Other
    12,417 lawsuits (25.2%)

Debt Collection Lawsuits By Year

January typically has the most debt collection lawsuits filed each year, with an average of 1,440 filings, accounting for 11.4% of the filings for the year.

Geography of Debt Collection Lawsuits

January 2020 - December 2023

Philadelphia County is split into 408 tracts. On the map you can see debt collection lawsuit statistics, shown as circles, and ACS statistics, shown as shaded backgrounds, for each census tract.

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Overview of Debt Collection Lawsuits by Census Tract

January 2020 - December 2023

The table to the right shows data for the 397 Census tracts in Philadelphia County. Use the search below to find a specific tract.

Last updated: December 2023

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Census Tract 267

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Census Tract 82

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Census Tract 67

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Census Tract 266

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Census Tract 330

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Census Tract 320

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Census Tract 37.01

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Census Tract 114

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Census Tract 60

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Census Tract 98.02

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The top 10 tracts by number of lawsuits listed above are based on defendants' home addresses. Click the table headers to change sorting metrics for the entire dataset. Use search to find a specific location.
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Debt Collection Lawsuits by Neighborhood Demographics

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

Neighborhoods by Racial Majority

  • White: 36.0% of neighborhoods, 24.8% of lawsuits

  • Black: 36.3% of neighborhoods, 46.5% of lawsuits

  • No Majority: 20.9% of neighborhoods, 21.5% of lawsuits

  • Latinx: 6.5% of neighborhoods, 7.2% of lawsuits

  • Asian: 0.3% of neighborhoods, 0.1% of lawsuits

Difference from Proportionate Filings Based on Neighborhood Racial Majority Proportions

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