The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas Licensed To Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for the offense of Terroristic Threat Interrupt Public Place for 2019. Terroristic Threat Interrupt Public Place is defined as using a threatening statement to make people in a public place feel immediately threatened, insecure, or frightened. This article will explore whether or not LTC holders are more likely to commit this offense than non-LTC holders.
It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics, as this can provide insight into the attitudes and behaviors of those with firearms in their possession. Understanding the difference between LTC and non-LTC holders in terms of criminal activity is one way to determine whether or not LTC holders are law-abiding citizens, or if they pose an increased risk of committing a crime.
Crime Statistics among Texas LTC Holders
For Terroristic Threat Interrupt Public Place, there were 0 convictions among Texas LTC holders in 2019, compared to 19 convictions for non-LTC holders. This means that the percentage of convictions for non-LTC holders (100%) was significantly higher than the percentage for LTC (0%) holders.
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 difference in crime statistics between LTC and non-LTC holders. First, background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC are typically stricter than they are for non-LTC holders, leading to fewer potential criminals becoming licensed. Second, LTC holders must complete mandatory training and education courses, which may increase their understanding of the responsibility of owning a firearm. Finally, LTC holders may have a heightened perception of risk when engaging in criminal activity, which may reduce their likelihood of committing a crime.
This article compared crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for the offense of Terroristic Threat Interrupt Public Place for 2019. We found that there were 0 convictions among Texas LTC holders, compared to 19 convictions for non-LTC holders, indicating that non-LTC holders are more likely to commit this offense than LTC holders. We discussed several factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between LTC and non-LTC holders, including background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, training and education for LTC holders, and perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders.
The findings of this article suggest that LTC holders are more likely to be law-abiding citizens than non-LTC holders, as the percentage of convictions among LTC holders was much lower than that of the non-LTC holders. This implies that LTC holders may be more aware of the responsibility and risk associated with their firearms, and thus take extra precautions to ensure they are acting within the law.