The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas Licensed to Carry (LTC) holders and non-LTC holders for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child for 2017. Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child is a specific crime defined as sexual assault of a person under the age of 17 with a deadly weapon and/or the intent to cause serious bodily injury or death. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics because a firearms permit is often seen as symbolic of responsibility and trustworthiness.
Among Texas LTC holders for AGG SEXUAL ASSLT CHILD, there were 10 convictions. This accounts for 1.0% of total convictions. When these statistics are compared with non-LTC holders, who had 936 convictions, the LTC holder’s percentage of conviction is 0.1%.
Factors That May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
There are several factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. First, the background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC are very strict. This may contribute to the low crime statistics among LTC holders. Second, LTC holders must attend training and education courses to help them become more informed and responsible gun owners, which may also help contribute to their lower crime rate. Finally, LTC holders may also have a different perception of risk and responsibility than non-LTC holders, leading to lower crime rates.
In conclusion, this article has compared the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for AGG SEXUAL ASSLT CHILD for 2017. Overall, the data shows that LTC holders were less likely to commit this type of crime compared to non-LTC holders, with LTC holders only accounting for 1.0% of all conviction for this type of offense compared to 0.1% for non-LTC holders. The lower crime rate among LTC holders may be due to the strict background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, the training and education for LTC holders, and the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders. These findings have implications for LTC holders and could possibly be used to demonstrate the responsibility of gun owners.