Well, you cannot honestly accuse me of burying the lede, but I will admit that the posts here are getting a touch repetitive.
In any case, another graph to add to the list:
In 2015, Utah revoked all of 1008 licenses, and had 212,349 active permits in residents’ hands at the end of the year.
Given that, Utah’s “failure rate” with permits was approximately 0.475%. On the other hand, in 2015, Utah had 3,216 violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents.
Based on those numbers, it is entirely rational to conclude that an average Utah Concealed Firearm Permit holder is at least six times less likely to break a significant law than an “average” Utahn.
I am sure that surprises… no one.
I am very thankful that so many states make a point of publishing generic data regarding their license to carry programs.
That said, here’s another image to add to the pile:
Yes, Texas did, in fact, revoke some permits in 2015. But are you starting to see a pattern for the relative numbers?
Regardless, in 2015, Texas revoked a grand total of 880 licenses. On the other hand, there were 937,419 licenses active that year.
Once you run the numbers, Texas had a failure rate of 0.094% with their Licenses to Carry a Handgun.
Comparatively, Texas had a total violent and property crime rate in 2015 of approximately 3243.6 per 100,000 people.
So, in a conclusion that surprises absolutely no one, Texas License to Carry Handgun holders are at least 30 times less likely to break a significant law than an “average” Texan.
At this point, I do not think anyone would blame you for noticing a trend.
This post is going to be a little different than its predecessor, simply because Tennessee does not track the total number of Handgun Carry Permits they have issued over time; however, the premise is still the same.
Again, you will have to take my word that yes, some permits were revoked in 2015. That year, 529,661 people had active, current HCPs in Tennessee, while only 291 were revoked.
In other words, Tennessee enjoyed a 0.055% failure rate with their Handgun Carry Permit holders.
On the other hand, Tennessee had a total violent and property crime rate of approximately 3,548.3 per 100,000 people in 2015.
In other words, it is entirely reasonable to say that, in 2015, Handgun Carry Permit holders were over 60 times less likely to break a major law than “average” Tennesseans.
You know, it is starting to look like all the perseverating hysteria about background-checked, trained, law-abiding Americans peacefully carrying firearms in public is… completely groundless.