2019 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: SEX ABUSE OF CHILD CONTINUOUS: VICTIM UNDER 14

Introduction

This article examines the crime statistics of Texas License to Carry (LTC) holders and non-LTC holders for the crime of Sexual Abuse of a Child Continuous: Victim Under 14 in 2019. This study is important to understand the difference in crime statistics between the two groups and identify potential contributing factors.

Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders

In 2019 there were 1 conviction of Sexual Abuse of a Child Continuous: Victim Under 14 among Texas LTC holders and 58 convictions among non-LTC holders for the same crime. This indicates that LTC holders are less likely to commit this crime than non-LTC holders, with a LTC related conviction rate of 1.7% compared to a non-LTC related conviction rate of 98.3%.

Factors That May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders

The difference in the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders may be attributed to several factors. Background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC are stringent and may act as a deterrent for some potential criminals. Additionally, LTC holders are expected to receive training and education in the safe use and storage of firearms, which may decrease the likelihood of firearms related crimes. Finally, LTC holders are aware that they are held to a higher standard of risk and responsibility than non-LTC holders and may act accordingly.

Conclusion

This study found that LTC holders are less likely to commit the crime of Sexual Abuse of a Child Continuous: Victim Under 14 than non-LTC holders, with a LTC related conviction rate of 1.7% compared to a non-LTC related conviction rate of 98.3%. This finding suggests that LTC holders are more likely to be law-abiding citizens. This article also identified potential contributing factors to this difference, including background checks and eligibility requirements, training and education, and the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders.

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