The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas Licensed To Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon (UNL CARRYING WEAPON) in the year 2021. UNL CARRYING WEAPON is defined as a person knowingly carrying a handgun on or about their person with the intent to commit a crime. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics in order to gain an understanding of the safety implications for both groups.

Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders

According to the 2021 crime report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, there were a total of 22 convictions for UNL CARRYING WEAPON among LTC holders and 6924 convictions for UNL CARRYING WEAPON for those without an LTC. This translates to 0.3% of LTC holders committing this crime compared to 98.7% of non-LTC holders.

Factors That May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders

The significant difference in crime statistics between LTC and non-LTC holders could be due to several factors. Background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC may have the effect of weeding out people who may be more likely to commit a crime. Additionally, training and education for LTC holders may give them a greater understanding of their rights and responsibilities and could lead to a perception of risk and personal responsibility in carrying a weapon.


This article has compared the crime statistics between Texas LTC holders and non-LTC holders for UNL CARRYING WEAPON in 2021. While the number of convictions for UNL CARRYING WEAPON was significantly lower for LTC holders compared to non-LTC holders, there are several factors that may contribute to this difference. It is important for both LTC and non-LTC holders to be aware of their rights and responsibilities when carrying a weapon in order to promote safety and reduce crime.

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