The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas LTC (license to carry) holders and non-LTC holders for Trafficking Person Causing Death in 2016. Trafficking Person Causing Death (TPCD) is defined by Texas Penal Code §30.02 as knowingly trafficking another person with the intent to cause serious bodily injury or death. The study of the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics is an important one, due to the fact that LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens.
In 2016, there were 0 convictions for TPCD among Texas LTC holders, compared to 3 convictions among non-LTC holders. This means for 2016, there was 0% criminal activity for this type of crime among LTC holders, while there was 100% criminal activity for TPCD among non-LTC holders.
Factors that may Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
There are a few factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. First, background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC in Texas must be satisfied. Second, all LTC holders must participate in training and education programs. Finally, LTC holders typically perceive the risk and responsibility associated with owning and carrying a firearm more seriously than non-LTC holders.
This article has compared crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for TPCD in 2016. The data showed that LTC holders had 0% criminal activity for this type of crime compared to 100% for non-LTC holders. Factors such as background checks, training programs, and perception of risk and responsibility may be factors that contribute to the difference in crime statistics. These findings demonstrate that Texas LTC holders are highly law abiding citizens and are unlikely to commit crimes.