America's Top 25 Home-Foreclosure Cities

A look at markets that were hammered the hardest.

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RealtyTrac has released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for 2008:

A total of 3,157,806 foreclosure filings—default notices, auction sale notices and bank repossessions—were reported on 2,330,483 U.S. properties during the year, an 81 percent increase in total properties from 2007 and a 225 percent increase in total properties from 2006. The report also shows that 1.84 percent of all U.S. housing units (one in 54) received at least one foreclosure filing during the year, up from 1.03 percent in 2007.

Here's a look at the U.S. cities that were hit the hardest in the bust:

Top 100 U.S. Metro Foreclosure Market Data 2008  

   
Rate Rank State Metro Name Total Properties with Filings %Housing Units (foreclosure rate) %Change from 2007
1 CA STOCKTON 21,127 9.46 99.16
2 NV LAS VEGAS/PARADISE 67,223 8.89 121.31
3 CA RIVERSIDE/SAN BERNARDINO 112,284 8.02 117.02
4 CA BAKERSFIELD 16,208 6.17 115.42
5 AZ PHOENIX/MESA 97,684 6.02 220.77
6 FL FORT LAUDERDALE 47,387 5.95 127.81
7 FL ORLANDO 46,843 5.48 195.84
8 FL MIAMI 49,697 5.21 96.46
9 CA SACRAMENTO 39,876 5.2 67.74
10 MI DETROIT/LIVONIA/DEARBORN 38,106 4.52 -7.67
11 FL SARASOTA/BRADENTON/VENICE 17,256 4.5 153.58
12 CA FRESNO 12,571 4.2 102.5
13 FL TAMPA/ST PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER 53,630 4.14 122.66
14 CA OAKLAND 38,797 4.09 99.34
15 CA SAN DIEGO 44,931 3.99 122.24
16 FL PALM BEACH 23,399 3.71 96.33
17 GA ATLANTA/SANDY SPRINGS/MARIETTA 67,007 3.26 33.29
18 TN-MS-AR MEMPHIS 17,245 3.21 52.73
19 CO DENVER/AURORA 32,920 3.2 23.61
20 CA VENTURA 8,422 3.11 94.01
21 CA ORANGE 31,300 3.06 150.38
22 FL JACKSONVILLE 17,025 2.99 78.46
23 DC-MD-VA-WV WASHINGTON/ARLINGTON/ALEXANDRIA 50,148 2.97 160.79*
24 OH CLEVELAND/LORAIN/ELYRIA/MENTOR 27,693 2.94 -0.56
25 MI WARREN/FARMINGTON HILLS/TROY 30,817 2.92 42.63