The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas License To Carry (LTC) holders and non-LTC holders for HARRASSMENT OF PUBLIC SERVANT in 2016. Harassment of a Public Servant is a classified misdemeanor in Texas and is defined as threatening a public servant, causing physical contact with a public servant in a provocative manner, or making offensive gestures towards a public servant.
By studying the relationship between Texas LTC holders and crime statistics, we are able to gain a better understanding of how responsible LTC holders are in comparison to the general public.
Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders
In 2016, there were 0 convictions of HARRASSMENT OF PUBLIC SERVANT amongst Texas LTC holders, compared to 156 convictions of non-LTC holders. This means that 0% of Texas LTC holders were convicted of HARRASSMENT OF PUBLIC SERVANT, whereas 100% of non-LTC holders were convicted of HARRASSMENT OF PUBLIC SERVANT.
Factors That May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
There are several factors that could potentially contribute to why Texas LTC holders have a lower rate of crime than non-LTC holders. In order to obtain an LTC in Texas, applicants are required to pass a background check and meet all eligibility requirements. Additionally, obtaining an LTC requires applicants to take a safety training class and provides them with an understanding of the responsibility that comes with owning a firearm.
LTC holders may also have a heightened perception of risk and responsibility due to their knowledge of the legalities of carrying a firearm. This knowledge may make them less likely to commit a crime than those without this understanding.
This article compared crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for HARRASSMENT OF PUBLIC SERVANT in 2016. The results showed that 0% of Texas LTC holders were convicted of HARRASSMENT OF PUBLIC SERVANT, whereas 100% of non-LTC holders were convicted of the same crime. Several factors, such as background checks, safety training, and perception of risk and responsibility may have contributed to why Texas LTC holders have a lower rate of crime than non-LTC holders.
The findings of this article suggest that LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens than non-LTC holders, a notion that should be further studied and supported with more data.