2017 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: TERRORISTIC THREAT OF FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD

Introduction

The purpose of this article is to compare the crime statistics between Texas License to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for the offense of “Terroristic Threat of Family/Household” in 2017. Terroristic Threat of Family/Household is defined as an offense which involves the use of physical force or threat of violence against another person with whom the offender has had a past or present dating, marital, or parental relationship. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics in order to determine whether or not LTC holders are more likely to commit a crime than non-LTC holders.

Crime Statistics among Texas LTC Holders

In 2017, there were 0 convictions among Texas LTC holders for the offense of Terroristic Threat of Family/Household, while among non-LTC holders, there were 190 convictions. This is a difference 0% versus 100%, respectively.

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. First, the background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC are more stringent than for non-LTC holders. Second, LTC holders must also complete mandatory training and education courses, which may help to improve their knowledge and understanding of firearms and laws pertaining to their use. Finally, LTC holders may perceive a heightened sense of risk and responsibility associated with owning and carrying a firearm, which may reduce their likelihood of engaging in criminal activities.

Conclusion

This article has compared the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for Terroristic Threat of Family/Household in 2017. It was found that there were 0 convictions among Texas LTC holders for the offense of Terroristic Threat of Family/Household, compared to 190 convictions among non-LTC holders. The factors which may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders were discussed, including background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, training and education for LTC holders, and the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders. The findings from this study imply that LTC holders are more likely to be law-abiding citizens than non-LTC holders.

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