Where the foreclosures are: 10 top states

By Chris Kahn of Bankrate.com

Foreclosure filings fell 5 percent nationally from April to May. Take a look at the top 10 states for foreclosure, and see if yours made the list.

Live in one of these 10 states? According to RealtyTrac, a California-based firm that tracks foreclosures, your state had one of the highest rates of foreclosure in May. Nationally, 1 in every 1,199 housing units received a foreclosure filing in May.

10. South Carolina

South Carolina: 1 in every 851 housing units received a foreclosure filing.

Change in filings from last month: Up 4.59 percent

 

 

9. Connecticut

Connecticut: 1 in every 835 housing units received a foreclosure filing.

Change in filings from last month: Up 6.21 percent

 

8. Indiana

Indiana: 1 in every 823 housing units received a foreclosure filing.

Change in filings from last month: Down 17.23 percent

 

 

7. Delaware

Delaware: 1 in every 818 housing units received a foreclosure filing.

Change in filings from last month: Down 19.74 percent

 

 

6. New Jersey

New Jersey: 1 in every 815 housing units received a foreclosure filing.

Change in filings from last month: Down 14.1 percent

 

 

5. Ohio

Ohio: 1 in every 805 housing units received a foreclosure filing.

Change in filings from last month: Down 6.85 percent

 

 

4. Illinois

Illinois: 1 in every 790 housing units received a foreclosure filing.

Change in filings from last month: Down 10.59 percent

 

 

3. Nevada

Nevada: 1 in every 717 housing units received a foreclosure filing.

Change in filings from last month: Up 7.36 percent

 

 

2. Maryland

Maryland: 1 in every 621 housing units received a foreclosure filing.

Change in filings from last month: Up 0.45 percent

 

 

1. Florida

Florida: 1 in every 436 housing units received a foreclosure filing.

Change in filings from last month: Down 8.14 percent