This article aims to compare the crime statistics between Texas License To Carry (LTC) holders and non-LTC holders for aggravated robbery for the year 2018. Aggravated robbery is defined as theft involving a deadly weapon or threats of serious bodily injury. Understanding the relationship between LTC holders and crime is important in order to accurately assess the potential risks that come with carrying weapons.
The crime statistics among Texas LTC holders for aggravated robbery in 2018 revealed that only 2 convictions were made out of over 1.2 million individuals with an LTC, which represents 0.00016% of the LTC holders. This is compared to 1512 convictions among non-LTC holders for aggravated robbery in the same year. That comes to 0.14% of the population without an LTC.
Factors that may Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
Several factors may explain the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC holders and non-LTC holders. First, the background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC can provide assurance that those holding an LTC are law-abiding citizens. Additionally, the training and education that is required to obtain an LTC can foster a sense of responsibility among its holders that may lead to more respectful interactions with others. Finally, the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders may be greater than those without an LTC due to awareness of the consequences of misusing a firearm.
In summary, this article has compared the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for aggravated robbery in 2018. The data shows that there were significantly fewer convictions among those with an LTC (2 convictions) compared to non-LTC holders (1512 convictions). Several factors that may explain this difference 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. These findings suggest that LTC holders are likely to be more law-abiding citizens than those without an LTC.