The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for prohibited weapons for 2017. Prohibited weapons are any weapons that are considered illegal for citizens to possess. This article seeks to explore the reasons for any difference between the crime statistics of the two groups.
Crime Statistics among Texas LTC Holders
The crime statistics for Texas LTC holders in 2017 for prohibited weapons shows 0 convictions. The crime statistics for non-LTC holders in 2017 for prohibited weapons shows 36 convictions. This corresponds to 0% for LTC holders and 100% for non-LTC holders.
Factors that may contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC Holders
The difference in crime statistics between the two groups may be due to the fact that Texas LTC holders are required to undergo background checks and meet certain eligibility requirements in order to obtain their license. In addition, those with a Texas LTC are required to go through a training and education program on firearms safety and handling. This process provides an increased perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders, leading them to be more likely to abide by the law than those without such training and education.
In conclusion, this article has compared the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for prohibited weapons in 2017. The results showed that 0% of Texas LTC holders were convicted of prohibited weapons offenses, while 100% of non-LTC holders were. This indicates that those with a Texas LTC are more likely to be law abiding citizens. The factors contributing to this difference in crime statistics were discussed, including background checks and more rigorous training and education for LTC holders.