The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for Trafficking of Persons for the year 2016. Trafficking of Persons is defined as when someone uses violence, threats or other forms of coercion to exploit another person for the purpose of forced labor, slavery, or the sexual exploitation of another. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics to better understand the role they play in public safety.
In 2016, there were 0 convictions for Trafficking of Persons among Texas LTC holders, while there were 18 convictions among non-LTC holders. This means that the percentage of Texas LTC holders to be convicted of Trafficking of Persons is 0%, while the percentage of non-LTC holders to be convicted of Trafficking of Persons is 100%.
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 a LTC can help to ensure that only individuals who have no criminal record, or have committed only minor crimes, will be able to obtain a LTC. Furthermore, training and education for LTC holders can help to ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities as gun owners and of the laws associated with the ownership and possession of firearms. Lastly, many LTC holders take the responsibility of owning and carrying a firearm very seriously, and may be less likely to commit a crime due to the risk of losing their license.
In conclusion, the analysis of crime statistics between Texas LTC holders and non-LTC holders for Trafficking of Persons in 2016 revealed that 0% of LTC holders were convicted of this crime, while 100% of non-LTC holders were convicted of the same crime. The factors that may contribute to this difference include background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining a LTC, training and education for LTC holders, and the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders. The findings of this article may have implications for how public safety is viewed in regards to gun ownership.