Previously we showed that the distribution of fixed points of a random permutation of elements behaves asymptotically (in the limit as ) like a Poisson random variable with parameter . As it turns out, this generalizes to the following.

**Theorem:** As , the number of cycles of length of a random permutation of elements are asymptotically independent Poisson with parameters .

This is a fairly strong statement which essentially settles the asymptotic description of short cycles in random permutations.