The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for ASSAULT ON SECURITY OFFICER for 2019. Assault on a security officer is defined as “intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing physical contact with a security officer or a security officer's equipment, with the intent to impede the officer's performance of their duties”. It is essential to examine the link between owning a LTC and criminal activity in order to gain an understanding of the implications of owning a LTC.
Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders
For ASSAULT ON SECURITY OFFICER, there were 0 convictions among Texas LTC holders in 2019. This stands in stark contrast to the 38 convictions among non-LTC holders in the same year. This data indicates that Texas LTC holders are less likely to commit this particular crime than those without a license.
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 a LTC may be a factor in the difference of crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. As part of the process of obtaining a LTC, applicants must go through a formal application process to demonstrate their understanding of and compliance with Texas firearm laws. Those who pass the background check and meet the eligibility requirements are then required to receive training and education in the proper use, storage, and care of a firearm. As LTC holders, they understand their responsibility to handle firearms with care and always abide by the laws. This may contribute to the lower number of convictions for ASSAULT ON SECURITY OFFICER than among non-LTC holders.
In conclusion, this article compared ASSAULT ON SECURITY OFFICER crime statistics among Texas LTC and non-LTC holders in 2019. We found that 0% of LTC holders were convicted of the crime, while non-LTC holders had 38 convictions. Factors such as background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining a LTC and the training and education required to obtain a license may contribute to the lower conviction rate among LTC holders. Our findings suggest that LTC holders are actually more likely to be law-abiding citizens than non-LTC holders.