2017 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: AGG KIDNAPPING


The purpose of this article is to analyze and compare crime statistics between Texas LTC (License to Carry) and non-LTC holders for AGG KIDNAPPING for 2017. Aggravated kidnapping is defined as abduction with intent to commit a felony, cause bodily injury, terrorize a victim, or interfere with government or political functions. The reason behind studying this relationship is to determine if gun ownership is correlated to higher crime rates.

Crime Statistics among Texas LTC Holders

The crime statistics among Texas LTC holders for AGG KIDNAPPING is 0 convictions. When this statistic is compared to that of non-LTC holders (74 convictions), it is evident that there is a large disparity between the two groups.

Factors that may Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders

There are several factors that could contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. Firstly, the background checks and eligibility requirements to obtain an LTC may deter criminals from applying for a license. Additionally, the training and education that LTC holders receive can instill a sense of responsibility and risk among gun owners. Lastly, the public perception of LTC holders being responsible gun owners may dissuade potential criminals from committing a gun-related crime.


This article has provided data on the apparent difference in the crime rate of Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for the crime of AGG KIDNAPPING. The data showed that LTC holders had 0 convictions while non-LTC holders had 74, displaying a disproportionate rate of crime. Factors such as background checks, training and education, and public perception of LTC holders may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between the two groups. Ultimately, the findings in this article imply that Texas LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens than non-LTC holders.

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