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Chart: Clark County Bankruptcies

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Nevada rose to tops in the nation with 11.23 bankruptcy filings per 1,000 residents in 2009 and remained number one last year with 11.1 filings per 1,000 residents, according to

The number of bankruptcy filings in Clark County, 12,124 in fiscal 2008, more than doubled to 25,303 by fiscal 2010 before dropping somewhat to 22,839 in the fiscal year that ended in June, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

The bulk of the filings have been for Chapter 7, which is a court-supervised liquidation of one's assets to satisfy creditors. Those filings more than doubled from 7,557 in fiscal 2008 to 18,405 in fiscal 2010 before dipping to 17,050 last fiscal year.

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