Below are seemingly straight forward statistics regarding persons who are licensed to carry concealed weapons vs adverse incidents among that group. I could not quickly find stats regarding crimes committed by the general handgun carrying community, ie, including the criminals who carry guns but are not licensed. Alaska does not require a license anymore. It confirms licensed persons are not gun-happy trouble makers. It would seem that there is a different element of society responsible for gun related crime. There were multiple sites that confirmed the below findings.
* Florida adopted a right-to-carry law in 1987. At the time the law was passed, critics predicted increases in violence. The founder of the National Organization of Women, Betty Friedan stated: "lethal violence, even in self defense, only engenders more violence." (13)
* When the law went into effect, the Dade County Police began a program to record all arrest and non arrest incidents involving concealed carry licensees. Between September of 1987 and August of 1992, Dade County recorded 4 crimes committed by licensees with firearms. None of these crimes resulted in an injury. The record keeping program was abandoned in 1992 because there were not enough incidents to justify tracking them. (13)(15)
* 221,443 concealed carry licenses were issued in Florida between October of 1987 and April of 1994. During that time, Florida recorded 18 crimes committed by licensees with firearms. (15) (my division 18/221,443=0.000081% committed a crime, and that is not necessarily a crime of violence)
* As of 1998, nationwide, there has been 1 recorded incident in which a permit holder shot someone following a traffic accident. The permit holder was not charged, as the grand jury ruled the shooting was in self defense. (7)
As of 1998, no permit holder has ever shot a police officer. There have been several cases in which a permit holder has protected an officer's life. (7)