While foreclosure activity across the nation slowed both during the month of March and the first quarter of 2013, the Connecticut numbers were not as encouraging.

Foreclosure activity in Connecticut during March increased by 32 percent on a year-over-year basis and climbed by 47 percent on a month-over-month basis, according to a report released Wednesday by RealtyTrac Inc., an Irvine, Calif.-based online marketplace for foreclosure properties.