The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas LTC (License to Carry) holders and non-LTC holders for a specific type of crime – ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJURY FAMILY MEMBER – in the year 2016. Assault causing bodily injury to a family member is a Class A misdemeanor criminal offense in the state of Texas. This article also outlines key factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between LTC and non-LTC holders.
The statistics show that there were 15 convictions for the crime of ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJURY FAMILY MEMBER among Texas LTC holders in 2016, representing 0.05% of the total Texas LTC holder population of 2,936,744. In comparison, there were 12,947 convictions among non-LTC holders, representing 0.45% of the total non-LTC holder population of 2,853,184. Thus, LTC holders are statistically less likely to commit a crime than non-LTC holders.
Factors that may Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
There are several factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. Background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC may lead to LTC holders being more responsible and law abiding than those without an LTC. Additionally, the training and education required for obtaining an LTC may further increase the sense of responsibility and risk awareness among holders. Lastly, the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders may be higher than non-LTC holders.
This article compared crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJURY FAMILY MEMBER in 2016 and outlined key factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between the two groups. The findings suggest that LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens than non-LTC holders. The implications of this finding are noteworthy, as it shows that LTC holders are responsible and more likely to adhere to the laws than the general population.