This article aims to compare crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for INJ CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED W/INT SBI/MENTAL for 2018. INJ CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED W/INT SBI/MENTAL are injuries or abuses resulting in serious mental distress, serious bodily injury, or death of a child, elderly person, or person with a disability as defined by the Texas Penal Code. It is important to study the relationship between Texas LTC holders and crime statistics in order to further understand the safety of citizens in the state of Texas.
Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders
There were 1 convictions for INJ CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED W/INT SBI/MENTAL among Texas LTC holders in 2018, which accounts for 1.3% of all LTC cases. In comparison, there were 78 convictions for the same offense among non-LTC holders in 2018, which accounts for 6.7% of all non-LTC cases. This indicates that LTC holders are less likely to commit crimes than non-LTC holders.
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. Background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC are among the most important factors. All LTC holders must pass stringent background checks and submit application materials in order to be eligible for the license. Additionally, training and education for LTC holders are also important in promoting proper use of firearms. As LTC holders are more aware of the dangers of firearms, they are likely to exercise proper safety protocols when handling them. Finally, LTC holders may have a different perception of risk and responsibility associated with possessing a firearm as they are thoroughly educated on the proper use of firearms and the implications of criminal acts committed with them.
In conclusion, this article compared crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for INJ CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLED W/INT SBI/MENTAL for 2018. The results indicated that LTC holders were less likely to commit crimes than non-LTC holders, with 1 conviction among LTC holders compared to 78 convictions among non-LTC holders. Factors such as background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, training and education for LTC holders, and perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders may all contribute to the difference in crime statistics. The findings of this article suggest that LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens than non-LTC holders.