2021 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: TERRORISTIC THREAT OF FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD

Introduction

The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas Licensed to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders, specifically for the offense of TERRORISTIC THREAT OF FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD in 2021. TERRORISTIC THREAT OF FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD is defined as the intentional threat of imminent bodily injury or death against a family or household member. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and criminal behavior to provide insight into how the burden of safety and security provided by LTC holders is distributed among the state of Texas.

Crime Statistics among Texas LTC Holders

In 2021, out of the total 538 convictions for TERRORISTIC THREAT OF FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD, only 4 of them (0.75%) were LTC holders and 534 (99.25%) were non-LTC holders. This data implies that LTC holders are more likely to be law-abiding citizens when compared to non-LTC holders for TERRORISTIC THREAT OF FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD offenses.

Factors that May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders

The data suggests that there are numerous factors which may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. For example, background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC are much stricter than those for non-LTC holders. In addition, LTC holders must take mandatory courses on gun ownership and firearm safety, which may contribute to their greater sense of responsibility and risk perception around the use of firearms. These factors may contribute to the differences in crime statistics between the two groups.

Conclusion

This article examined the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for TERRORISTIC THREAT OF FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD. It was found that LTC holders were far less likely to commit this type of crime than non-LTC holders. It is likely that this difference in crime statistics is due to the more stringent eligibility requirements and training requirements for LTC holders, as well as the greater sense of responsibility and risk perception among this group. Overall, the findings of this article suggest that Texas LTC holders are more likely to be law-abiding citizens than non-LTC holders.

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