Patrick Colquhoun

Standard Name: Colquhoun, Patrick


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Patrick Colquhoun argued in his Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis that the number of prostitutes in London was numbered in thousands.
By November 1802
The Society for the Suppression of Vice was founded in London and grew into the gap left by the Proclamation Society ; ironically, it was often called the Vice Society.
Patrick Colquhoun published A Treatise on Indigence, exhibiting a general view of the national resources for productive labour.
The Select Committee on Police heard from Patrick Colquhoun that prostitutes derive a considerable proportion of their subsistence by the robbery of those who come into contact with them.
Tobias, John Jacob. Urban Crime in Victorian England. Shocken Books, 1972.