“21 divorces are registered per hour.”
This is the latest statistics provided by the officials of the Iranian Welfare Organization. In other words, 439 couples get separated every day.
According to a report by state-controlled Salamat News, 174,000 divorces were registered between March 2016 and March 2017 which shows a 6% rise compared to the previous year. 60% of marriages ended by divorce before 5 years with 13% of them lasting no longer than a year.
19,444 young women who got divorced in 2015 were below 20.
Sixty per cent of divorce cases are filed by women. (The state-run Salamat news website – November 6, 2017)