Erfurt (dpa/th) - The number of registered prostitutes in Thuringia fell significantly at the end of 2021. Compared to the previous year, 226 or 62.1 percent fewer prostitutes were reported, as the State Statistics Office announced on Friday. According to the Prostitute Protection Act, 138 people were validly registered at the end of the year. Experience has shown that the number of unreported cases in prostitution is very high. The majority of the registered prostitutes were said to be between 21 and 45 years old. 29 percent were 45 years and older. 2.2 of the registered prostitutes were between 18 and 21 years old.