2019 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: KIDNAPPING

Comparing Crime Statistics between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders for Kidnapping in 2019

The purpose of this article is to compare the crime statistics between Texas License to Carry (LTC) holders and non-LTC holders for kidnapping in 2019. Kidnapping is defined as the act of taking someone against their will and holding them for ransom or for an unlawful purpose. This article will address the importance of studying the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics, compare the crime statistics between the two groups, and discuss potential factors that may contribute to the differences in kidnapping statistics.

Crime Statistics among Texas LTC Holders

The Texas Department of Public Safety (TDPS) has published data that indicates that there were 0 convictions of kidnapping among Texas LTC holders in 2019. This is compared to the 38 convictions among non-LTC holders in the same time period.

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 are likely a contributing factor to the difference between the two groups. There are multiple steps required for individuals to obtain an LTC, including a background check, firearms training, and a shooting proficiency demonstration. All of these factors may contribute to the higher rate of law-abiding citizens among LTC holders.

Training and education for LTC holders also may play a role in the difference between the two groups. All LTC holders are required to take a safety and self-defense training course before obtaining their license. This may result in a greater understanding of the consequences of their actions, and a greater responsibility for their actions.

Finally, the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders may also play a role. LTC holders are often seen as responsible citizens who take the necessary steps to protect themselves and their community. This may lead to an increased sense of responsibility and a decreased likelihood of committing a crime.


This article has analyzed the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for kidnapping in 2019. The data indicates that 0 convictions were reported among LTC holders, while 38 convictions were reported among non-LTC holders. Factors such as the background check, training and education, and perception of responsibility may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between the two groups.

The findings of this article have important implications for the group with the higher percentage of kidnapping convictions. It suggests that a greater emphasis should be placed on ensuring that potential LTC holders are adequately trained and educated, and that more stringent background checks are necessary.

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