2016 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: INJ CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED RECKLESS BI

Introduction

The purpose of this article is to compare the crime statistics between Texas LTC (License to Carry) holders and non-LTC holders for Injury to a Child, Elderly Individual, or Disabled Individual Recklessly Causing Bodily Injury in 2016. Injury to a Child, Elderly Individual, or Disabled Individual Recklessly Causing Bodily Injury, or INJ CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED RECKLESS BI, covers a wide range of possible charges and is defined as “a person recklessly causes serious bodily injury to an elderly individual, a disabled individual, or a child.” It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crimes, as gun violence is a major problem in the United States.

Crime Statistics among Texas LTC Holders

In 2016, there were 0 convictions of INJ CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED RECKLESS BI among Texas LTC holders, while there were 92 convictions among non-LTC holders. This means that LTC holders are significantly less likely to be convicted of INJ CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED RECKLESS BI than non-LTC holders, at 0% and 100%, respectively.

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. LTC holders in Texas are required to go through background checks and meet certain eligibility requirements such as being at least 21 years old and having no past criminal convictions. Additionally, LTC holders are also required to take firearms training courses and to pass written and shooting tests. As such, LTC holders may have a higher level of knowledge and understanding about guns and gun safety. On top of that, due to their legal responsibilities, LTC holders may perceive them as having a higher level of risk and responsibility when using their firearms, and thus may be less likely to engage in criminal activity.

Conclusion

In conclusion, this article has shown that Texas LTC holders are significantly less likely to be convicted of Injury to a Child, Elderly Individual, or Disabled Individual Recklessly Causing Bodily Injury than non-LTC holders, at 0% and 100%, respectively. This may be due to background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, firearms training and education among LTC holders, and their perception of risk and responsibility when using their firearms. The findings of this article have important implications for the group with the higher percentage, as proper education and regulations can be implemented to further reduce criminal activity.

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