The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas License to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for Aggravated Robbery for 2017. Aggravated Robbery, or AGG ROBBERY, is defined as knowingly causing or attempting to cause serious bodily injury or threatening another with or using a deadly weapon or displaying or using something that leads another to believe it was a deadly weapon. Studying the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics is important because it can help inform public safety policies.
Crime Statistics among Texas LTC Holders
The crime statistics among Texas LTC holders for AGG ROBBERY in 2017 was 0 convictions while the crime statistics among non-LTC holders for the same type of crime in 2017 was 1582 convictions. Therefore, the comparison between Texas LTC holders (0%) and non-LTC holders (100%) shows that LTC holders are more likely to be law-abiding citizens.
Factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders
Background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC may contribute to the low crime rates among LTC holders. Additionally, LTC holders must undergo training and education in order to be legally permitted to carry a firearm. This additional training may provide LTC holders with additional knowledge on the legal boundaries of using their weapon as well as provide information on how to store a weapon responsibly. It is also possible that LTC holders may perceive more risk and responsibility when carrying a firearm, therefore, leading them to be more law-abiding.
This article discussed the comparison of crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for AGG ROBBERY in 2017. It was found that LTC holders (0%) were more likely to be law-abiding citizens than non-LTC holders (100%). Background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, training and education for LTC holders, as well as the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders were identified as factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders.
The findings of this article can be used to inform public safety policies and education initiatives. It is suggested that further research should be conducted in order to identify additional ways to ensure that all citizens, including those with an LTC, are safe and law-abiding.