The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas LTC (Licensed To Carry) and non-LTC holders for Aggravated Robbery (AGG ROBBERY) for the year of 2019. Aggravated Robbery is defined as a criminal act that involves the use of a weapon, or other instrument of harm, with the intent to commit theft while putting someone in fear of imminent bodily harm. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics because of the growing number of people obtaining an LTC in the state of Texas.
Crime Statistics among Texas LTC Holders
According to crime statistics, in the state of Texas for the year of 2019, there were 2 convictions of AGG ROBBERY for LTC holders and 1503 convictions for non-LTC holders. This means that the relative rate of conviction for AGG ROBBERY for LTC holders is 0.13% compared to the rate of conviction for non-LTC holders is 99.87%. This shows that LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens than non-LTC holders.
Factors that May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
The background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC in Texas are among the most stringent in the country. LTC applicants must have no disqualifying criminal history, meet the state's minimum handgun safety training requirement, and be 21 years of age or older. This suggests that having an LTC brings with it a sense of greater responsibility and a heightened sense of risk, which can be contributing factors in decreasing the rate of crime among this group.
Furthermore, LTC holders in Texas are required to take a firearms training and education course. The course includes instruction on safety, responsibility, and laws regarding the carrying and use of firearms. The knowledge gained from these courses could be another factor that reduces the crime rate among LTC holders.
This article has compared crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for AGG ROBBERY for the year of 2019. The statistics show that LTC holders are much less likely to commit a crime than non-LTC holders. Factors that may contribute to this include background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, as well as training and education courses. The findings of this article have implications on the perception of LTC holders and their responsibility to abide by the law.