2017 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: INDECENCY WITH A CHILD SEXUAL CONTACT

Comparing Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders for Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact in 2017

This article aims to compare crime statistics between Texas License to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for the offense of Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact in 2017. Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact is a Class A misdemeanor specified in Texas Penal Code Section 21.11, and it involves an individual engaging in sexual contact with a child. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics in order to better understand the effectiveness of gun safety regulation.

Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders

According to the data, there were 20 convictions for Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact among Texas LTC holders in 2017, which equates to 0.2% of all convictions for the offense among all LTC holders. In contrast, there were 917 convictions for Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact among non-LTC holders in 2017, which equates to 2% of all convictions for the offense among non-LTC holders.

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. Specifically, it is possible that background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, as well as training and education for holders, may serve to dissuade individuals from committing this type of crime. Additionally, it is likely that the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders is greater than that among non-LTC holders, which may lead to a lower likelihood of committing such a crime.

Conclusion

This article compared crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact in 2017 and found that the percentage of convictions was 0.2% among LTC holders compared to 2% among non-LTC holders. Factors that may contribute to this difference include background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, training and education for LTC holders, and perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders. The findings of this article suggest that LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens.

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