2018 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT

Introduction

The purpose of this article is to compare the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for unlawful restraint for 2018. Unlawful restraint is defined as the intentional or reckless restriction of another person’s movements without that person’s consent, or the restriction of another person’s movement within an area defined by the person initiating the restraint. This article will explore the importance of studying the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics.

Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders

The crime statistics among Texas LTC holders for unlawful restraint in 2018 show that there were 1 conviction, or 0.004%. In comparison, there were 177 convictions among non-LTC holders, or 0.988%. This shows that Texas LTC holders were less likely to commit an unlawful restraint crime than non-LTC holders in 2018.

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. One factor is the background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC. All applicants must pass a background check and meet the eligibility requirements set by the state of Texas. Another factor is the training and education for LTC holders. All LTC holders are required to complete a firearms safety course and demonstrate proficiency in the safe use of a firearm. Lastly, LTC holders may also have a perception of risk and responsibility associated with carrying a firearm that non-LTC holders do not. This may lead to a greater sense of accountability among LTC holders.

Conclusion

The purpose of this article was to compare the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for unlawful restraint for 2018. The data showed that Texas LTC holders were much less likely to commit an unlawful restraint crime than non-LTC holders in 2018. This article has explored the importance of studying the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics and the factors which may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between the two groups. These findings indicate that LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens.

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