Saudi Arabia reported divorce every 10 minutes in 2022

sociologists linked the increasing divorce rate in Saudi Arabia to social media

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According to a well-known Arab newspaper, Saudi Arabia reported a divorce every 10 minutes in 2022.

The Arab newspaper Akaz has found that 168 divorces took place daily in the country, as per official figures.

In the report, referring to the General Authority for Statistics data, officials said more than 57 thousand divorces occurred in the last few months.

2022 saw an increase in divorce rates

The report quoted official government figures, which significantly surged in 2022 compared to previous years.

The data showed that the divorce rate increased by 19% in 2022 compared to 2019.

Impact of social media and suspicion

In its special report, Akaz also quoted multiple sociologists who linked the increasing divorce rate in Saudi Arabia to social media and said that its overuse is causing social changes that ultimately lead to divorce.

The experts further said that another major cause of divorce is the husband and wife’s suspicion of each other.

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