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Overview of Stalking

Stalking consists of a series of unwelcome actions intended at one individual in particular that prompt them to alter their routine or feel scared, anxious, or in danger.

Stalking-related Statistics:

  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men have dealt with stalking

  • 66% of females being stalked are stalked by someone they know

  • 46% of stalking victims are in fear

  • 29% of stalking victims are scared the stalking will never end

  • 1 in 8 employed victims are not in work as a result of their victimization

Examples of stalking are repeated phone calls or texts, forcingly contacting the victim multiple times, breaking into the individual's home, stealing the victim's stuff, taking pictures secretly, following the victim around, and reaching out to others to get personal information on the victim, showing up to the individual's place of work, and much more!

Stalking can happen anywhere and to anyone. It can be a stranger, a close friend, or even a relative. If you are being stalked and have tried to stop it, call the authorities and reach out to friends. Each situation is different but if you feel unsafe, consider staying with friends or finding another viable option.

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