2016 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: UNL CARRY HANDGUN LIC HOLD ALCH PREM/CORR FA

Introduction

This article is intended to compare the crime statistics between Texas License to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders in Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon (UCW), License to Hold Alcohol (LTA), or Premises/Correctional Facility (P/CF) for 2016.

It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics, as this could be indicative of the level of responsibility and respect of the law among individuals who have been granted the privilege of a firearm license.

Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders

The following crime statistics among LTC holders for UCW, LTA, and P/CF in 2016 are as follows: One conviction for UCW, 0% conviction for LTA, and 0% conviction for P/CF. In comparison, the non-LTC holders had two convictions for UCW, 0% conviction for LTA, and 100% conviction for P/CF.

Factors That May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders

There may be several factors contributing to the difference in crime rate between LTC and non-LTC holders. These include:

  • Background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC.
  • Training and education for LTC holders.
  • Perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders.

Conclusion

This article has aimed to compare the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders in Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon (UCW), License to Hold Alcohol (LTA), and Premises/Correctional Facility (P/CF). The results indicate that one conviction for UCW, 0% conviction for LTA, and 0% conviction for P/CF among LTC holders, while the non-LTC holders had two convictions for UCW, 0% conviction for LTA, and 100% conviction for P/CF.

The factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders include background checks, eligibility requirements, training, education, and perception of risk. These findings indicate that Texas LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens.

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