The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for AGG ASSLT W/DEADLY WEAPON in the year 2018. AGG ASSLT W/DEADLY WEAPON is defined as an aggravated assault with a weapon that could result in serious bodily injury or death. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics in order to better understand the impact of gun ownership on criminal activity.
The crime statistics for AGG ASSLT W/DEADLY WEAPON among Texas LTC holders in 2018 were 6 convictions out of 808,640 LTC holders, resulting in a rate of 0.0007%. In contrast, the crime statistics among non-LTC holders in 2018 were 2169 convictions out of 28,921,193 non-LTC holders, resulting in a rate of 0.0075%. This indicates that LTC holders are approximately 8 times less likely to be convicted of AGG ASSLT W/DEADLY WEAPON than non-LTC holders.
Factors that May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
There are a few factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. The background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC likely play a role in deterring crime. Furthermore, training and education for LTC holders instill a sense of responsibility and risk that may make them less likely to commit a crime. Finally, the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders may also play a role in limiting criminal activity.
This article has compared the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for AGG ASSLT W/DEADLY WEAPON in the year 2018. The data shows that LTC holders are 8 times less likely to be convicted of AGG ASSLT W/DEADLY WEAPON than non-LTC holders. This could be due to background checks, training, and education for LTC holders, as well as the perception of risk and responsibility among them. The findings of this article imply that LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens.