2018 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: BURGLARY HABITATION INTEND OTHER FELONY

Comparing Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders

I. Introduction

The purpose of this article is to compare and contrast crime statistics between Texas LTC (License to Carry) and non-LTC holders for Burglary Habitation Intend Other Felony in 2018. Burglary Habitation Intend Other Felony is defined as an illegal entry or attempted entry into a structure with the intent to commit a felony while the structure is occupied. It is of importance to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics, in order to gain insight and understanding of the relationship between firearm ownership and criminal activity.

II. Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders

The data shows that in 2018, there were 1 conviction for Burglary Habitation Intend Other Felony among Texas LTC holders, as opposed to 160 convictions among non-LTC holders. This puts the conviction rate for Texas LTC holders at 0.6%, and for non-LTC holders at 99.4%. Therefore, Texas LTC holders were less likely to be convicted of Burglary Habitation Intend Other Felony in 2018 than non-LTC holders.

III. 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. First, background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC ensure that those individuals who are most likely to abide by the law are the ones who are able to obtain a license. Second, the training and education that is required in order to obtain an LTC may also result in individuals being more aware of the responsibility they have when it comes to firearm ownership. Finally, the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders may also be a contributing factor, as those individuals may be less likely to engage in criminal activity or activities that could lead to criminal activity.

IV. Conclusion

This article has compared crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for Burglary Habitation Intend Other Felony in 2018. The data shows that in 2018, Texas LTC holders were less likely to be convicted of Burglary Habitation Intend Other Felony than non-LTC holders. This can be attributed to the background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, the training and education that is required to obtain an LTC, and the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders. The findings of this article have implications for both LTC and non-LTC holders, as they demonstrate that individuals who are legally carrying firearms are less likely to commit crimes than non-LTC holders.

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