BANKRUPTCY FILINGS ON THE RISE LOCALLY

Bankruptcy filings in the Rochester area were up for a second month in a row in July. The increase marked an 8.4 percent increase over filings a year ago.
Area filings in June had their first increase in more than a year, showing a 4.5 percent jump over June 2012.
135 Chapter 7 petitions, 56 Chapter 13s, one Chapter 11 and one Chapter 12 petition were filed in the Rochester area in July.

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