2019 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: UNL CARRYING WEAPON

Introduction

The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas License to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for Unlawful Carrying of Weapons (UNL CARRYING WEAPON) in 2019.

Unlawful Carrying of Weapons is defined as a person who intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, illegal knife, or club if the person is not on the person's own premises or inside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle or watercraft that is owned by the person or under the person's control.

It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics, as there is a common misconception that individuals with an LTC are more likely to commit a crime than those without one, which is not necessarily true.

Crime Statistics among Texas LTC Holders

In 2019, there were 23 convictions for Unlawful Carrying of Weapons among Texas LTC holders, representing 1.1% of the total number of convictions for this crime.

In comparison, there were 1851 convictions for Unlawful Carrying of Weapons among non-LTC holders in 2019, representing 98.9%.

Factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders

The lower crime statistics among Texas LTC holders may be attributed to several factors. First, individuals wishing to obtain an LTC must go through a comprehensive background check and meet certain eligibility requirements. Second, LTC holders are required to undergo training and education in the safe handling of firearms, which can help reduce the risk of misusing their firearms. Finally, the perception that LTC holders are more likely to take risks and be accountable for their actions may contribute to their lower crime statistics relative to non-LTC holders.

Conclusion

In conclusion, this article has compared the crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for UNL CARRYING WEAPON in 2019. The data has shown that LTC holders are less likely to commit a crime than non-LTC holders, with only 1.1% of the total number of convictions for this crime. This difference in criminal behavior may be attributed to the background check and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, the training and education for LTC holders, and the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders.

The findings of this article are important as they can help to dispel the common misconception that individuals with an LTC are more likely to commit a crime than those without one. As such, it is important for members of the public to be aware of these findings and better understand the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics.

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