This article examines the 2017 crime statistics for Texas residents with and without a License to Carry (LTC). The crime under study is Assault Causing Bodily Injury Date/Family/House Enhanced. We will also look at the factors that may influence the differences between the two groups.
Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders
In 2017, there were 1 conviction for Assault Causing Bodily Injury Date/Family/House Enhanced among Texas LTC holders, representing 0.4% of all crime convictions for this group. For non-LTC holders, there were 86 convictions, representing 1% of all crime convictions.
Factors That May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
The lower percentage of crime convictions among LTC holders may be attributable to a number of factors, including:
- Stringent background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC;
- The training and education required for LTC holders;
- The perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders.
In conclusion, the findings of this article suggest that Texas LTC holders are less likely to commit a crime than non-LTC holders, particularly when it comes to Assault Causing Bodily Injury Date/Family/House Enhanced. The lower percentage of crime convictions among LTC holders may be related to the background checks, training, and education required for obtaining an LTC, as well as the perception of risk and responsibility that comes with this kind of license.