Victorian Year Book

Victorian Year Book

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...during the year, reduced from the total numbers of each nationality g"onsof prisoners. and religion given as passing through the institutions, to the average number confined, in order that the result may be comparable with the totals of the same nationality and religion in the estimated mean population of the year: --Birthplaces And Religions Of Prisoners, 1874. Numbers of each birthplace and religion compared. Birthplaces and religions in reformatories. Inquests. 322. It will be observed that natives of all the countries shown, except the Australasian colonies, contributed more than their share to the number of inmates of prisons, the immunity of the latter being doubtless to a great extent, if not altogether, due to the large proportion of children included in their numbers. It will also be observed that all sects, except Protestants, were more largely represented amongst the prisoners than the average, and the Protestants much less so; also, that prisoners of "No Religion," were much fewer in proportion to their numbers in the population than any of those professing some religion. 323. The children in reformatories during the year under review numbered 193. All but 10 of these were born in Australia. Of the remainder, 2 were born in England, 4 in Ireland, and of 4 the birthplace was unknown. Protestants contributed 103 to the number, Roman Catholics 89, and Jews 1. 324. Inquests were held on 1,602 dead bodies during the year. In 747 cases death was found to have resulted from natural causes; in 37 cases, from intemperance; in 747 cases, from external causes; in 63 cases, from doubtful causes; and in 8 cases, a verdict of still-born was given. The verdict "natural causes," was returned in 47 per cent. of the cases. In...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554671
  • 9781236554673