2018 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: ASSAULT PUBLIC SERVANT

Introduction

The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas Licensed to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for the offense of Assault Public Servant for 2018. Assault Public Servant is defined as a criminal offense in Texas where a person intentionally or knowingly threatens or causes physical harm to a public servant in the course of their employment. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics to determine whether those in possession of an LTC are more likely to commit a crime than those who do not have an LTC.

Crime Statistics among Texas LTC Holders

In 2018, there were 0 convictions for Assault Public Servant amongst Texas LTC holders whereas there were 821 convictions for the same offense amongst non-LTC holders, which is a difference of 0% and 100% respectively.

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 and non-LTC holders can potentially be attributed to a variety of factors. These factors include but are not limited to: background checks, eligibility requirements, training and education, and perception of risk and responsibility. Individuals who have an LTC must go through an extensive background check, complete an approved gun safety course, and are expected to abide by specific Texas gun laws. This rigorous licensing process may suggest that those who have an LTC are less likely to commit a crime than those who do not have a license.

Conclusion

This article has examined the crime statistics between Texas LTC holders and non-LTC holders for assault public servant in 2018. It was found that there were 0 convictions amongst LTC holders while the non-LTC holders had 821 convictions which is a difference of 0% and 100% respectively. Possible contributing factors to this difference include background checks, eligibility requirements, training and education, and perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders. It appears that individuals who have an LTC are more likely to be law-abiding citizens than those who do not have an LTC.

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