The purpose of this article is to compare the crime statistics between Texas Licensed to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for Unlawful Carry Weapon (UCW) and Weapons Free Zones in 2017. UCW and Weapons Free Zones are designated areas where the carrying of firearms is prohibited. This article will be a exploration into the potential reasons for a difference in crime statistics between the two groups.

Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders

In 2017, there were zero convictions of crimes related to UCW or Weapons Free Zones among Texas LTC holders, whereas there were two convictions among non-LTC holders. This translates to a crime rate of 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

Several factors may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders, including background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, specialized training, and education for LTC holders, and the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders.


Overall, this article highlights the importance of studying the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics, as well as the potential reasons for the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. The findings from this article suggest that LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens than non-LTC holders.

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