National Affairs: Divorces

Evidently it takes a long while to tabulate the divorce returns, for only last week the Department of Commerce announced the unwed locking statistics for the year 1925.

The report showed that there were 175,495 divorces in 1925, as compared with 170,952 in 1924— an increase of nearly 2.7%. Marriages, however, increased only .3 of 1%. New Jersey and Delaware led in the increases in divorce, with gains of 16.9%. Massachusetts and Louisiana, at the other end of the scale, showed decreases of 11.2% and 8% respectively.

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