2018 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: INJ CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED RECKLESS BI

Exploring the Relationship Between Texas Licensing to Carry (LTC) Holders and Crime Statistics for Injury to a Child/Elderly/Disabled Reckless Bodily Injury in 2018

This article examines crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for Injury to a Child/Elderly/Disabled Reckless Bodily Injury (INJ CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED RECKLESS BI) in 2018. INJ CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED RECKLESS BI is defined as “the causing of serious bodily injury to another person while involving the use of a deadly weapon.” It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics, as it can provide insight into the safety of communities when firearms are involved.

Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders for INJ CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED RECKLESS BI in 2018

In 2018, there were 0 convictions for INJ CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED RECKLESS BI among Texas LTC holders. Comparatively, there were 105 convictions for INJ CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED RECKLESS BI among non-LTC holders, representing 100% of convictions for this offense.

Factors That May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders

There are several factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. First, applicants for LTCs in Texas must pass a background check and meet eligibility requirements. This likely contributes to the lower crime statistics among LTC holders. Additionally, LTC holders are required to complete at least four to six hours of training, which likely increases their knowledge of firearm safety and responsibility. Moreover, LTC holders may be more likely to perceive a greater individual risk associated with committing a crime with a firearm. This perception of risk, combined with their increased knowledge of firearms safety, may contribute to the lower crime statistics among LTC holders.

Conclusion

This article examined crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for INJ CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED RECKLESS BI in 2018. Our analysis revealed a 0% conviction rate for LTC holders and a 100% conviction rate for non-LTC holders. We discussed the various factors that may contribute to this difference, including background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, training and education requirements of LTC holders, and perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders. The findings of this study suggest that LTC holders are likely to be more law-abiding citizens than non-LTC holders, with implications for the safety of communities with increased firearm ownership.

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