The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas Licenced to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for AGG KIDNAPPING in 2020. AGG KIDNAPPING is defined as kidnapping or abducting another person with the intent to facilitate the commission or attempted commission of certain offenses, including aggravated robbery, murder, burglary, etc. It is important to compare crime statistics of LTC holders to non-LTC holders in order to understand the trends and how they may affect public safety.
Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders
There were 0 convictions of AGG KIDNAPPING among Texas LTC holders in 2020, compared to 31 convictions of non-LTC holders. This means that non-LTC holders were 93.55% more likely to commit an AGG KIDNAPPING than LTC holders in 2020.
Factors That May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
Several factors may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between LTC holders and non-LTC holders. First, background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC are much more extensive than for non-LTC holders, which may serve as a deterrent for some. Additionally, LTC holders have to go through approved training and education, which has been shown to reduce the likelihood of a person committing a crime. Lastly, LTC holders may have a higher perception of risk and responsibility compared to non-LTC holders, which may also influence the difference in crime statistics.
The article has discussed the comparative crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders in 2020, showing that non-LTC holders were more likely to commit AGG KIDNAPPING than LTC holders. Through comparison of data and examination of potential influencing factors, it was found that background checks, training and education, and perception of risk and responsibility may have all played a role in the difference in crime statistics. The findings of this article suggest that LTC holders may, in fact, be more likely to be law-abiding citizens.