January 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the first National #Stalking Awareness Month
Please share the information with friends and loved ones. Please help spread the awareness…education is the key to freedom from stalking, as well as so many things that are wrong in this world. Ordinary citizens like all of us can make big changes and ultimately save someone’s life.
Stalking is a crime that is pervasive, dangerous, & potentially lethal. Learn the realities of this crime. Visit stalkingawarenessmonth.org for more info.
Astoundingly, 6.6 million people were stalked in one year in the United States.
What would you say to a friend who told you they were being stalked?
Stalking: It’s not a joke. It’s not romantic. It’s not ok. It’s a crime.
Although women are more likely to be stalked than men, anyone can be a victim of stalking.
1 in 4 women and 1 in 13 men will be victims of stalking in their lifetime.
Stalking is a crime in all 50 states, DC, & the territories.
Individuals identifying as more than one race or American Indian/Alaska Native experience higher rates of stalking
On average stalking lasts about 2 years; intimate partner stalking lasts longer.
About 14% of stalking victims are age 50 or older. What unique challenges might older victims face?
Intimate partner stalking is the most common type of stalking and the most dangerous.
Visit www.victimsofcrime.org/src for more info.
Try this: Google “track girlfriend” and see how many sites tell someone how to stalk.
Phones, computers, GPS, and cameras are some of the common forms of technology used by stalkers.
What messages about stalking are in the media? Tweet us what you see.
Rates of stalking among college students are higher than the general public.
How young can stalking behavior start? Do you see stalking behaviors among high school students? Middle school students? Younger?
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In the majority of cases of intimate partner stalking, the stalking behavior is established during the relationship.
3⁄4 of stalking victims experience other forms of violence, including sexual and/or physical assault.
LGBTQ stalking victims may face additional barriers to getting help.
Stalking can affect a victim’s emotional, physical, and economic well-being.
Would you report to police if you were being stalked? Most victims don’t.
Stalkers often access information about victims that is available online. Do you know what information about you is online?
Victims of stalking are encouraged to keep a log of all stalking behaviors including emails, texts & phone messages.
It is important to consider how to victims may be harmed by stalkers’ use of technology.
The majority of stalking victims report losing time from work as well as income because of the stalking.
Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it.
Find out how: stalkingawarenessmonth.org
Keep up your efforts to raise awareness about stalking throughout the year! Contact:www.victimsofcrime.org/src
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