The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for the offense of ABANDON/ENDANGER CHILD W/O INTENT TO RETURN for 2017. ABANDON/ENDANGER CHILD W/O INTENT TO RETURN is defined as intentionally abandoning or endangering a child without the intent to return. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics because LTC holders often carry firearms.
The crime statistics among Texas LTC holders for ABANDON/ENDANGER CHILD W/O INTENT TO RETURN for 2017 was 0. The crime statistics for non-LTC holders for ABANDON/ENDANGER CHILD W/O INTENT TO RETURN for 2017 was 6. This indicates that the crime statistics for LTC holders was 0%, while the rate for non-LTC holders was 100%.
Factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders
There are a few potential factors that may explain the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. One factor is the background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC. LTC holders are subjected to a more extensive background check than the average citizen and they must meet certain eligibility requirements in order to be approved to carry a firearm. Additionally, LTC holders must complete and pass annual firearms training and education courses.
Another factor that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders is the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders. Because LTC holders are aware of the legal and social implications of carrying a firearm, they may be more likely to act responsibly and follow the law than non-LTC holders.
In conclusion, the statistical evidence shows that there is a significantly lower rate of ABANDON/ENDANGER CHILD W/O INTENT TO RETURN among Texas LTC holders compared to non-LTC holders. This suggests that LTC holders may be more law-abiding citizens than non-LTC holders. The findings of this article also have implications for the group with the higher percentage, indicating that a greater emphasis should be placed on background checks, training, and education for potential and current LTC holders.