Introduction: Comparing Crime Statistics between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders for Terroristic Threat of Family/Household in 2019
This article aims to compare the crime statistics between Texas License To Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for the offense of Terroristic Threat of Family/Household in the year 2019. The offense of Terroristic Threat of Family/Household is defined as when a person “with intent to place another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, threatens to commit any offense involving violence to any person or property.” It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics as carrying a concealed weapon is a serious responsibility as well as a privilege for a very limited number of citizens who meet the eligibility criteria.
Crime Statistics among Texas LTC Holders
In 2019, there were 0 convictions for offenses of the Terroristic Threat of Family/Household by LTC holders in the state of Texas. This is compared to 834 convictions for the same offense among non-LTC holders.
Factors That May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
There are a number of factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. One factor may be the background checks and eligibility requirements to obtain an LTC, as applicants must undergo background checks prior to receiving an LTC. In addition, applicants must also complete training and education courses to receive an LTC. Finally, LTC holders may also have a heightened sense of risk and responsibility carrying a concealed weapon, which may reduce the likelihood of committing a crime such as the Terroristic Threat of Family/Household.
In conclusion, this article has compared the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for the offense of Terroristic Threat of Family/Household in 2019. There were 0 convictions among LTC holders compared to 834 convictions among non-LTC holders, which may be attributed to the background checks, education and training, and heightened risk and responsibility associated with LTC holders. These findings imply that LTC holders may be less likely to commit a crime than non-LTC holders.