02/17/2011 02:21 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

UK Divorce Rate: Lowest Number Since 1974

The number of divorces in England and Wales is down to its lowest level since 1974, according to official figures.

The latest Office for National Statistics data showed there were 113,949 divorces in 2009 compared with 121,708 the previous year, a 6.4% fall.

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