A new report (here) released by the Crime Prevention Research Center reveals that concealed-carry permit holders are pretty much the most law-abiding demographic of Americans. The report entitled "Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States 2016" arrived at this conclusion by comparing permit holders to law enforcement.
“With about 685,464 full-time police officers in the U.S. from 2005 to 2007, we find that there were about 103 crimes per hundred thousand officers,” the report reads. “For the U.S. population as a whole, the crime rate was 37 times higher—3,813 per hundred thousand people.”
Additionally, the study used data compiled from 1987-2015 in Texas and Florida as a model to compare permit holders with police and the overall population. The data showed “that permit holders are convicted of misdemeanors and felonies at less than a sixth the rate for police officers.”
“Among police, firearms violations occur at a rate of 16.5 per 100,000 officers. Among permit holders in Florida and Texas, the rate is only 2.4 per 100,000.10. That is just one-seventh of the rate for police officers.”
Impressive, especially since Texas and Florida have over a million residents who are active permit holders…. each.
In conclusion, according to the report, “It is impossible to think of any other group in the U.S. that is anywhere near as law-abiding.”