The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas Licensed To Carry (LTC) holders and non-LTC holders for the crime of Terroristic Threat Against a Public Servant in the year 2018. Terroristic Threat Against a Public Servant is defined as "knowingly making a threat, in reckless disregard to the risk of causing fear or alarm, and with the intent to place a public servant in fear of imminent bodily injury or death". The importance of understanding the relationship between crime and LTC holders is to ensure that public safety is promoted, and that LTC holders are law abiding citizens.
The crime statistics for the crime of Terroristic Threat Against a Public Servant in 2018 among Texas LTC holders were 0 convictions out of 1,800,000 LTC holders, which is 0%. This is compared to 24 convictions out of 27,000,000 non-LTC holders, which is 0.088888889%.
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 lower crime rate among LTC holders. The first factor is the background check and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, which are more stringent than those for non-LTC holders. The second factor is the training and education for LTC holders. By being trained in the proper use and handling of firearms, LTC holders are less likely to commit a crime. The third factor is the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders. By understanding the seriousness of their responsibility as gun owners and the consequences of misusing firearms, LTC holders may be more likely to avoid unlawful conduct.
This article reviewed the comparison of crime statistics for the crime of Terroristic Threat Against a Public Servant in 2018 among Texas LTC holders and non-LTC holders. The data showed that LTC holders were less likely to commit a crime than non-LTC holders, as indicated by the 0% conviction rate among LTC holders and 0.088888889% conviction rate among non-LTC holders. From the analysis of possible factors that may have contributed to the difference in data, it was determined that background checks and eligibility requirements, training and education, and perception of risk and responsibility of LTC holders may have played a role in the lower crime rate among LTC holders. The findings of this article suggest that LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens than non-LTC holders.