This article aims to compare crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for "Indecency with a Child Exposed" in 2016. Indecency with a child exposed is defined as exposing one's own or another's intimate parts, such as genitalia, breasts or buttocks, in the presence of a child of any age, with intent to arouse or gratify sexual desire, or to abuse or humiliate the child. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics because it can provide insight into the correlation between gun ownership and criminal behavior.
The crime statistics among Texas LTC holders for INDECENCY W/A CHILD EXPOSES in 2016 is 1 conviction. This is 0.5% of the total 193 convictions for the same crime among 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. The background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC may act as a deterrent for criminals trying to acquire a gun. In addition, the training and education associated with the licensing process may increase law abiding firearm owners' awareness of proper gun handling and encourage responsible behavior. Also, LTC holders may perceive a greater personal risk and responsibility because of their commitment to abide by gun laws and regulations.
This article compared the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for "Indecency with a Child Exposed" in 2016, and found that LTC holders had a significantly lower rate of convictions at 0.5%, compared to the non-LTC rate of 193 convictions, or 99.5%. Factors that may have contributed to the difference in crime statistics include background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, training and education for LTC holders, and the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders. The findings of this article demonstrate that LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens than non-LTC holders.