Adolphe Quetelet Quote

The tables of criminality for different ages, given in my published treatise, merit at least as much faith as the tables of mortality, and verify themselves within perhaps even narrower limits; so that crime pursues its path with even more constancy than death.... it is still betwixt the ages of twenty-one and twenty-five, that, all things being equal, the greatest number of persons are to be found in that position [of a criminal].


Preface of M. Quetelet - A Treatise on Man and the Development of His Faculties (1842)

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The tables of criminality for different ages, given in my published treatise, merit at least as much faith as the tables of mortality, and verify...

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The tables of criminality for different ages, given in my published treatise, merit at least as much faith as the tables of mortality, and verify...

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The tables of criminality for different ages, given in my published treatise, merit at least as much faith as the tables of mortality, and verify...

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The tables of criminality for different ages, given in my published treatise, merit at least as much faith as the tables of mortality, and verify...