This article aims to compare crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for ABANDON/ENDANGER CHILD CRIM NEGLIGENCE for 2017. ABANDON/ENDANGER CHILD CRIM NEGLIGENCE involves leaving or exposing a child to a situation where their health or safety is in danger. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics in order to understand any potential risk or public safety concerns.
In 2017, there were 1 convictions of ABANDON/ENDANGER CHILD CRIM NEGLIGENCE among Texas LTC holders and 301 convictions among non-LTC holders. This accounts for a 0.3% overall conviction rate among LTC holders compared to a 99.7% overall conviction rate among non-LTC holders.
Factors that May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
The difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders may be attributed to several factors. Background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC may help to keep individuals who pose a greater risk of committing a crime from holding an LTC. Furthermore, training and education for LTC holders may also help to promote responsible gun ownership. Lastly, LTC holders may also be inclined to take greater precaution and consider potential risks more seriously due to the associated responsibility.
This article compared crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for ABANDON/ENDANGER CHILD CRIM NEGLIGENCE in 2017. The overall conviction rate among LTC holders was 0.3%, while the overall conviction rate among non-LTC holders was 99.7%. It is likely that the difference in crime statistics between these two groups is due to background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, training and education for LTC holders, and perception of responsibility among LTC holders. These findings have implications for the responsible use of firearms among Texas LTC holders.