2016 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: AGG ASSLT W/DEADLY WEAPON

Introduction

This article examines the crime statistics between Texas Licensed to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon in 2016. Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon is defined as causing serious bodily injury to another with a weapon. The purpose of this article is to compare the crime statistics between the two groups and examine factors that may contribute to this difference.

Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders

The crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon in 2016 showed a significant difference. Out of 2,033 convictions for this criminal offense, only 8 convictions were for LTC holders, which amounts to less than 0.4% of all convictions. Comparatively, non-LTC holders accounted for 2025 convictions, or 99.6%.

Factors That May Contribute To The Difference In Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders

Several factors may contribute to the discrepancy in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. First, the state of Texas has rigorous background checks and eligibility requirements in place for LTC applicants. LTC holders must also complete a training and education course before they are granted the permit. Additionally, LTC holders may have a heightened sense of risk and responsibility due to the training they receive and the nature of the permit they carry.

Conclusion

The article has compared the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon in 2016 and examined factors that may contribute to this difference. The data showed that less than 0.4% of all convictions for this criminal offense were of LTC holders, while 99.6% of convictions were of non-LTC holders. This research indicates that LTC holders are more likely to be law-abiding citizens than not. The implications of the findings for the group with the higher percentage of convictions (non-LTC holders) should be further studied in order to identify possible areas for improvement.

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