The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas License to Carry (LTC) holders and non-LTC holders for MURDER in 2017. Murder is defined as the unlawful homicide of a person with malice and aforethought. It is essential to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics in order to understand the efficacy of laws and regulations governing weapons ownership.
The crime statistics among Texas LTC holders for MURDER in 2017 reveals the following: there were three convictions, amounting to 0.0003% of the approximately 1 million LTC holders, among LTC holders for MURDER. Compare to non-LTC holders, where there were 201 convictions or 0.0099%, for MURDER.
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 make it less likely for a person to commit a crime with a weapon. Additionally, training and education for LTC holders may make them more aware of laws and regulations regarding weapons ownership and less likely to commit a crime due to their perception of risk and responsibility.
This article compared the crime statistics between Texas LTC holders and non-LTC holders for MURDER in 2017. The data showed that LTC holders were less likely to commit a murder than non-LTC holders, as evidenced by the 0.0003% convictions among LTC holders compared to 0.0099% convictions among non-LTC holders. The findings suggest that background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC may discourage criminal activity. Furthermore, training and education for LTC holders may create a greater sense of risk and responsibility which may reduce criminal activity.