The debt of Poles towards courts is growing
Poles owe more than USD 309 million to the judiciary. Last year, this amount was USD 205 million lower. As soon as we can, we avoid fines and court costs. But where does such huge growth come from and what does it consist of?
Courts on the offensive
Poles are not willing to pay off their debts. This applies not only to loans , credits or amounts that we borrow from each other, but also to fines and court costs. Permanent avoidance of such obligations must, in turn, mean that the debt of Poles towards the justice system is growing at an alarming rate. Last year, the sum of these receivables was USD 104 million, today it is USD 309 million. In a few months, it increased almost three times.
Such sad conclusions come from the data of the Economic Information Bureau. However, such a huge difference results from the fact that courts are more and more willing to enter debtors into BIG. Today, out of 370 common courts, only 30 institutions do not provide such information. This is influenced by the platform created jointly by BIG and the Ministry of Justice, which gives the possibility to transfer information to databases with one click.
In total, in BIG data regarding claims against Temida, there are 116 thousand. Poles. One debtor has an average of USD 1,460 to pay. As we mentioned, not all courts decide to enter debtors into BIG. Certainly 309 million is not the final amount and can be much more impressive. The vast majority avoid paying fines.
There are as many as 102,000 people from the total number of court debtors. The largest liability amounts to as much as USD 7 million. We are also not eager to cover court costs that you have to take into account when losing a trial. There are 58.2 debtors in the BIG database, and the infamous record holder has 226.7 thousand to pay zł. The claims against Themis are not the only ones with such debtors. There are almost 68 thousand in the database of the Credit Information Bureau. persons who, in parallel with the arrears to the courts, do not pay other liabilities. Their total amount is USD 1.5 billion.
Silesians least resourceful
=The spectrum of unpaid claims is very broad. Apart from credits or loans, we do not pay phone bills, various fines – from those received by drivers to those for traveling without tickets. A huge part, more than 1/3 of the aforementioned 1.5 billion is alimony. This type of arrears amounts to 571 million USD. It is not difficult to guess that the majority of debtors are men. On the other hand, Silesians have the greatest predisposition to falling into a spiral of debt.
Regardless of whether we make a division into Upper and Lower Silesia, the inhabitants of these regions will always be at the forefront of court debtors. Over 63 million zlotys are owed to people – and there are about 27 thousand of them people – from the Śląskie Voivodeship. In turn, 14 thousand. residents of Lower Silesia should give justice to almost 29 million zlotys. Mazovia residents separate these two regions on the shameful podium. Their debt of USD 51 million “consists” of 16,000. residents.