Comparing Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC & Non-LTC Holders for Improper Relationship Between Educator/Student in 2018
This article aims to compare crime statistics between Texas Licensed to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for Improper Relationship Between Educator/Student (IRES) in 2018. IRES is defined as an unlawful intimate relationship between an educator and student regardless of whether the student is in the educator's class or school. It is important to study the relationship between Texas LTC holders and crime statistics in order to gain insight into crime prevention and public safety.
Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders
In 2018, two convictions of IRES were reported among Texas LTC holders, representing 0.02% of the LTC holders. This is compared to non-LTC holders, which represented 21 convictions of IRES and 0.001% of the non-LTC population.
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 may be attributed to several factors. One factor is the background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC. All applicants must pass a background check before they are issued an LTC. Additionally, applicants must complete a firearms safety training course in order to be eligible for LTC. This training and education provide an important baseline of knowledge about firearms safety, laws, and responsibilities for LTC holders.
In addition to background checks and training, perception of risk and responsibility may also be a factor in the difference in crime statistics among Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. LTC holders may be more likely to be aware of the consequences of their actions and are more likely to think twice before committing a crime.
This article has examined the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for IRES in 2018. The data shows that LTC holders had fewer convictions of IRES than non-LTC holders, which may be attributed to background checks and eligibility requirements, training and education, and perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders. These findings have implications for public safety and crime prevention.