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Press release 249 / 2016-07-15: Number of divorces down 1.7% in 2015

WIESBADEN – In 2015, 163,335 married couples divorced in Germany, representing a decrease of 1.7% on 2014. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that, typically, the couples had been separated for one year (82.9%) or three years (15.8%) before their divorce.

Basic data and long time series are available in table Divorces in Germany (12631-0001) in the GENESIS-Online database

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