2018 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: SEXUAL ASSAULT PROH/PURPORT SPOUSE

Introduction

The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas licensed to carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for sexual assault of a spouse or purported spouse in 2018. Sexual assault of a spouse or purported spouse is defined as sexual conduct or contact, including penetration, without the consent of the other person, by the use of marital status or other familial relationship.

The relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics is important to understand, as it can provide insight into the effectiveness of licensing and training for those carrying guns.

Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders

The data shows that in 2018 there were 0 convictions for sexual assault of a spouse or purported spouse among Texas LTC holders; while there were 15 convictions among non-LTC holders.

This indicates that the rate of sexual assault of a spouse or purported spouse among Texas LTC holders is 0%, compared to 100% among non-LTC holders.

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

The difference in crime statistics between LTC and non-LTC holders may be attributed to state background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining a LTC, as well as training and education for those who possess firearms. Additionally, the perception of risk and responsibility when carrying a gun may also contribute to the difference in crime statistics.

Conclusion

This article has reviewed the data comparing crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for sexual assault of a spouse or purported spouse in 2018. The data showed that there were 0 convictions among LTC holders, compared to 15 convictions among non-LTC holders; indicating that the rate of sexual assault of a spouse or purported spouse among Texas LTC holders was 0%, compared to 100% among non-LTC holders.

The difference in crime statistics may be attributed to background checks, training and education, and the perception of risk and responsibility when carrying a gun. As LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens, this data indicates that licensing and training for gun owners is effective in reducing crime.

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