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Colquhoun, Patrick (1745-1820), a London police magistrate, born in Scotland where he was Provost of Glasgow in 1782. As a London magistrate he was very active in advancing social reforms, and wrote a great deal on such subjects. Among his works are Police of the Metropolis, and Population, Wealth, Power, and Resources of the British Empire.