Comparing Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and non-LTC Holders For Deadly Conduct in 2017
This article aims to compare crime statistics between Texas License To Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for deadly conduct, as reported by the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS). The term "deadly conduct" refers to an act, including the use of a firearm, that is likely to place another in imminent danger of serious bodily injury. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics, as this helps determine if there is a correlation between the two.
Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders
The following table illustrates the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for deadly conduct in 2017:
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As the table above shows, the percentage of Texas LTC holders convicted of deadly conduct in 2017 was 2.5%, while the percentage of non-LTC holders convicted of deadly conduct in 2017 was 97.5%.
Factors That May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
The lower percentage of convictions among LTC holders could be attributed to several factors, such as:
- Background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC (such as passing written and proficiency tests and a criminal background check)
- Training and education for LTC holders
- Perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders due to the knowledge that any crime committed with a firearm may lead to revocation of the license
This article analyzed the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for deadly conduct in 2017. The results show that only 2.5% of LTC holders were convicted of deadly conduct, while 97.5% of non-LTC holders were convicted of the same crime. Factors such as background checks, training and education, and perception of risk and responsibility may help explain the lower percentage of convictions among LTC holders. The findings of this article imply that LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens than those without an LTC.