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Bankruptcies in Western New York Continue Decline

Through the end of August, 2012, bankruptcy filings in both the Rochester and Buffalo divisions of the Western District of New York continue to decline.

In the first eight months of 2012, 1,520 bankruptcy cases were filed in Rochester, a decrease of 13.2% from the same time in 2011. Buffalo saw 2,887 filings, a decrease of 8.8%.

179 bankruptcy cases were filed in Rochester in August this year, compared to 213 in August 2011 and 288 August 2010. August filings in Buffalo declined from 465 to 359 over the same two year period.

Nationally, bankruptcy filings dropped 14% during the first half of 2012, compared to 2011.

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