The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJ in 2019. ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJ is defined as the unlawful intentional application of force to another person, resulting in physical injury or an offensive touching. It is important to note that this study is not attempting to suggest that LTC holders are more likely to commit a crime than non-LTC holders, but only to show the correlation between the two groups.
In 2019, there were 23 convictions for ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJ among Texas LTC holders, representing 0.43% of the total 5461 convictions in the state. This number is significantly lower than that of non-LTC holders with 5438 convictions, representing 99.57% of the total.
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 Texas LTC holders. First, background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC are designed to screen out those who may be more prone to commit a violent crime. Second, training and education for LTC holders is also intended to instill a sense of responsibility and accountability in gun owners. Finally, LTC holders may be more aware of the consequences of their actions given their knowledge and experience with firearms, leading to a perception of greater risk and responsibility among LTC holders.
This article has examined the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJ in 2019. Crime statistics among Texas LTC holders for ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJ was significantly lower (0.43%) than that of non-LTC holders (99.57%). Factors such as background checks, training and education, and perception of risk and responsibility may contribute to this difference. The findings of this study suggest that LTC holders may be more likely to be law abiding citizens.