The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas License to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for the crime of murder in 2016. The crime of murder is defined as “the intentional and unlawful killing of one human being by another.” It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics as it can provide insight into the effectiveness of the laws and regulations governing the possession of firearms and the use of firearms for self-defense.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, there were 2 convictions for murder among Texas LTC holders in 2016. This is compared to 218 convictions for murder among non-LTC holders, representing a 0.9% rate of convictions among LTC holders and a 99.1% rate of convictions 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. It is likely that the background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC play a part in these results. Additionally, the training and education provided to LTC holders could be a factor in the lower rate of convictions for murder. Finally, the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders could also influence the results.
This article compared crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders in 2016 for the crime of murder. A comparison of the crime statistics showed that 0.9% of the LTC holders had been convicted of murder, compared to 99.1% of the non-LTC holders. Factors such as background checks, training and education, and perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders may have contributed to the difference in crime statistics. It is clear that LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens than non-LTC holders.