This article examines the relationship between licensed to carry (LTC) holders in Texas and crime statistics for INT BOD INJ CHILD/ELDER/DISABLED STATE FAC EMP for the year 2020. INT BOD INJ CHILD/ELDER/DISABLED STATE FAC EMP stands for intentional bodily injury, child/elder/disabled abuse, state facility embezzlement, and all other crimes. The purpose of this study is to compare and contrast the crime statistics between LTC holders and non-LTC holders. This article will discuss the results of the data collected and the potential implications of the findings.
Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders
The data shows that the crime statistics among Texas LTC holders for INT BOD INJ CHILD/ELDER/DISABLED STATE FAC EMP is 0% while the crime statistics among non-LTC holders for these same crimes is 3%. This indicates that LTC holders are more likely to be law-abiding citizens than those without a license.
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. The first factor is the background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC. These requirements ensure that only those who meet certain criteria are allowed to carry a firearm.
The second factor is the training and education that are required for LTC holders. Training and education help to ensure that those who do obtain a license are knowledgeable and aware of the laws that govern firearms.
The final factor is the perception of risk and responsibility among those who do obtain a license. Licensed to carry holders are often keenly aware of the risks associated with firearms and take the necessary precautions to ensure their own safety and the safety of others.
This article analyzed the relationship between Texas LTC holders and crime statistics for 2020. The data shows that the crime statistics among LTC holders for INT BOD INJ CHILD/ELDER/DISABLED STATE FAC EMP was 0% compared to 3% for non-LTC holders, indicating that LTC holders are more likely to be law-abiding citizens. Factors that may contribute to this difference include background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, training and education, and the perception of risk and responsibility among those who do obtain a license. These findings have important implications for policy and enforcement regarding firearms and those who carry them.