2017 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: TERRORISTIC THREAT AGAINST PUBLIC SERVANT

Introduction

The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas License to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for Terroristic Threat Against a Public Servant in 2017. Terroristic Threat Against a Public Servant is defined by Texas Penal Code 22.07 as a person who threatens to commit any offense involving violence to any person or property with the intent to infringe or impair the public servant's performance or service. This comparison is important because it sheds light on the relationship between LTC holders and criminal activity.

Crime statistics among Texas LTC holders

In 2017, there were no convictions of Texas LTC holders for Terroristic Threat Against a Public Servant. In the same year, there were 24 convictions of non-LTC holders for the same offense. This means that LTC holders are 0% likely to commit Terroristic Threat Against a Public Servant, while non-LTC holders are 100% likely to commit the same crime.

Factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders

The difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders may be attributed to the requirements to obtain an LTC. Texas requires a background check, eligibility criteria, and training and education for all LTC holders. This creates a perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders that may suppresses criminal activity.

Conclusion

This article compared the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for Terroristic Threat Against a Public Servant in 2017. The results showed that LTC holders were 0% likely to commit the given crime while non-LTC holders were 100% likely to commit the same crime. The difference may be attributed to the requirements to obtain an LTC and the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders. These findings show that LTC holders are more likely to be law-abiding citizens than non-LTC holders.

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