Area foreclosure rates ticked up in May from a year ago, according to recent data from CoreLogic.

The rate of foreclosures among outstanding mortgages was 2.28 percent in May, compared with 2.13 percent in May 2009. The national rate was 3.15 percent, compared with 2.56 percent last year.

Further, 7.57 percent of mortgages were 90 or more days delinquent, compared with 6.11 percent in May 2009. This figure has slipped in recent months, however, after reaching 7.84 percent in January and February, the data showed.