Get Informed: Stalking

Overview

Stalking

Stalking is a course of behavior that is obsessive and harassing that causes the victim to fear for their safety and the safety of their friends or family members.

Facts about Stalking:

  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked. Stalking causes the target to fear she/he or someone close to her/him will be harmed or killed.
  • 3 out of 4 stalking victims are stalked by someone they know
  • 66% of female victims and 41% of male victims are stalked by a current or former intimate partner
  • Stalkers often have dependent and/or controlling personalities
  • Most, if not all, stalkers repeat this behavior with other partners
  • Approximately 1 in 3 bisexual women and 1 in 6 heterosexual women experienced stalking in their lifetime.

For more info check out: StalkingAwarenessMonth.org and the Stalking Resource Center