2017 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT

Comparing Crime Statistics between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders for Unlawful Restraint in 2017

The purpose of this article is to compare the crime statistics between Texas Licensed to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for Unlawful Restraint in 2017. Unlawful Restraint is an offense that occurs when someone exposes another to a substantial risk of bodily injury by restraining them without their consent. It is important to understand the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics in order to assess public safety associated with the issuance of an LTC.

Crime Statistics among Texas LTC Holders

The crime statistics related to Unlawful Restraint in 2017 among Texas LTC holders was 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the crime statistics among non-LTC holders, which was 16.2%. This is demonstrated in the table below.

Group Number of Convictions Percentage of Convictions
Texas LTC Holders 3 0.9%
Non-LTC Holders 327 16.2%

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 lower crime statistics among LTC holders compared to non-LTC holders. These include 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.

Conclusion

The findings of this article demonstrate that crime statistics related to Unlawful Restraint are significantly lower among Texas LTC holders than non-LTC holders. This may be due to the background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, the training and education for LTC holders, and the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders.

The implications of these findings are that LTC holders are more likely to be law-abiding citizens than non-LTC holders. This suggests that allowing people to obtain an LTC may improve public safety.

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