The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for INDECENCY W/CHILD SEXUAL CONTACT in 2019. INDECENCY W/CHILD SEXUAL CONTACT is defined as when an adult intentionally or knowingly engages in sexual contact with a child younger than 17 years of age or causes the child to engage in sexual contact. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics in order to understand if LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens or more likely to commit a crime than non-LTC holders.
Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders
In 2019, there were 2 convictions for INDECENCY W/CHILD SEXUAL CONTACT among Texas LTC holders, which is 0.1% of the total arrests and convictions for the same crime among all Texans that year. In comparison, there were 183 convictions for INDECENCY W/CHILD SEXUAL CONTACT among non-LTC holders, which is 99.9% of the total arrests and convictions for the same crime among all Texans that year.
Factors That May Contribute To the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
There are various factors that may explain 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. It is important to note that certain criminal records may disqualify an individual from obtaining or renewing an LTC, and that Texas LTC holders are legally obligated to serve as responsible firearm owners. Additionally, LTC holders must complete a training and education course, which may instill a sense of responsibility and respect when it comes to owning and using firearms. Lastly, it could be argued that the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders may be greater than that among non-LTC holders, which could lead to fewer instances of INDECENCY W/CHILD SEXUAL CONTACT.
In conclusion, this article has compared the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for INDECENCY W/CHILD SEXUAL CONTACT for 2019. In comparison to non-LTC holders, there were significantly fewer convictions for the same crime among Texas LTC holders. Factors such as the background checks, training and education, and the perception of risk and responsibility may have contributed to this difference in crime statistics. The findings of this article have implications for the group with the higher percentage, as it means that Texas LTC holders are more likely to be law-abiding citizens than non-LTC holders.