From News Services as reported in the 2/17/10 edition of the Minneapolis Star Tribune

The last quarter of 2009 saw a record percentage of homeowners 60 days or more behind on their mortgages…an astonishing 6.89% according to credit reporting agency TransUnion. That is following on the heels of 6.25% for the third quarter of 2009. The year prior–which would be the last quarter of 2008 it stood at 4.58%. With large numbers of variable rate/adjustable mortgages still set to adjust in the coming 2 years one can only assume that the numbers will be climbing higher and higher.