How many bankruptcies were filed in 2009 in the U.S.?
A total of 1,389,402 bankruptcies were filed in United States courts in 2009. This is according to data from United States courts. This number is the highest posed since the latest amendment to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in 2005. Of this number 1.3 million are consumer bankruptcies while the rest are business bankruptcies.