This section tidies up raw datasets into useable form based on projects of interest.
The data are at differing levels of observation with national annually for both the calendar year and the fiscal year since the passage of Chapter 12. The government fiscal years goes from October 1 to September 30 for each year. In 1995, these national values are available at the quarterly level as well as at the court district level. In 2001, information on all other chapters of bankruptcy (business and non-business) are available for national and district. And in 2007, the data are available at the monthly level onward for both the national and district. Please see the data issues for these data sources before using the data in an analysis.