The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas Licensed to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member during 2018. Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member is defined by Texas Penal Code 22.01(a)(1) as intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to a family member. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics in order to gain an understanding of why the numbers are the way they are.
Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders
In 2018, there were 24 convictions for Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member among Texas LTC holders. This is a 0.0032% conviction rate among LTC holders for this crime. In comparison, there were 12,592 convictions among non-LTC holders for the same crime in 2018, which amounts to an 0.86% conviction rate among non-LTC holders.
Factors That May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
The difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC holders and non-LTC holders may be attributed to various factors such as 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.
This article explored the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member during 2018. Conviction rates for this crime among LTC holders was found to be 0.0032%, while non-LTC holders had a conviction rate of 0.86%. Variables such as background checks, training and education, and the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders may contribute to the lower conviction rate among LTC holders. It is important to remember that LTC holders are still more likely to be law abiding citizens than those without an LTC.