Concealed Carry Permit Holders Crime Statistics

Overview Of Seven States

We looked at crime statistics for the following states to give us an overall picture of crime in the United States; Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Although this list does not cover the entire US it is representative of all the US states. States that are not listed will have statistics that do not vary greatly from the data published on this page. Data covering concealed carry permit holders crime statistics is not readily available for a large number of states. You need to take into account that the person charged or convicted did not necessarily have a firearm. Some of these felonies can be a traffic offense in some states. In fact the vast majority of the cases below probably do not involve a handgun. Another point is that if a permit holder did use a handgun in justifiable self defense he would still likely be charged by the police while they sort out the facts.

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CCW Permit Holders Charged/Convicted

StateYearCrimeCharged or
% of Total
Out of Total
Violent Crimes
Louisianna2016Any Felony160.0092
2015Any Felony190.012325,208
2014Any Felony150.010923,983
Michigan2016Aggravated Assault170.003
2015Aggravated Assault110.002
2016Violent Crime220.05341,231
2015Violent Crime180.0035242,348
Minnesota2015Any Assault007,094
2014Any Assault00
2013Any Assault00
2012Any Assault00
2011Any Assault00
2010Any Assault00
Oregon2016Any Felony190.0074
Oklahoma2016Any Felony200.0071
2015Any Felony160.006216,506
2014Any Felony150.0069
2013Any Felony150.0078
2012Any Felony10? Unknown due
to no permit data
Tennessee2016Any Assault0
2015Any Assault040,400
2016Any Felony290.0049
2015Any Felony310.0061
Texas2016Aggravated Assault80.00067
2015Aggravated Assault100.001167,727
The percentage of total convictions indicates how many concealed carry permit holders account for the crime compared to the general population. As an example if we look at Texas in 2015 you will see that just 0.0011 of permit holders accounted for the crime of aggravated assault.

More Info: Permit Holders & Crime

We have found a few other sites that will expand on our article. The Daily Wire has written a story CCW permit holders who commit crimes that may give you more information. Another site, Gun Facts also has data on the same subject plus many more facts.

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