January is stalking awareness month
Brought to you by: F.A.C.E. I.T.(Faith Advocates
Through Christ Excelling Individually & Together)
What is stalking?
According to the Stalking Resource Center (2004), Stalking
is defined as “course of conduct directed at a specific person
that would cause a reasonable a person to feel fear”
We at F.A.C.E. I.T. believe that stalking can consist of
texting and/or calling(after being asked to stopped) , showing
up at your home, workplace, school unannounced, emailing,
finding out information about you that you did not provide, etc.
Statistics regarding stalking
In the United States approximately 3.4 million people over the age
of 18 are stalked every year.
People between the ages of 18-24 experience the highest rate of
1 in 4 victims reported being stalked via email or instant messaging
10 percent of victims reported being stalked via GPS, video/digital
cameras, or listening devices.
How common is stalking today?
1 out of every 12 women will be stalked during her lifetime
1 out of every 45 men will be stalked during his lifetime
1,006,970 women were stalked annually
370,990 men were stalked annually
American Indian/Alaska Native Women reported being
stalked more than any other racial or ethnic background
Are victims stalked by people that they
3 in 4 victims are stalked by someone they know
30% percent of victims are stalked by a current or former
10% percent of victims are stalked by strangers
How often are victims stalked?
11 % of victims have been stalked for about 5 years or more
46 % of victims receive unwanted contact from their stalker at least one a
2/3 of stalkers pursue their victims at least once a week and sometimes even
on a daily basis
78% of stalkers use more than one means to stalk their victims, weapons
being a one of the biggest methods. Weapons are being used to harm or
threatened victims in about 1 out of every 5 cases of stalking
Majority of stalkers have a history of stalking!
What type of impact does stalking have on the victims?
46% of victims reported having a fear of not know what is going to happen
29% of victims reported fear that their stalkers will never leave them alone
1 in 8 victims reported losing their from work due to their stalkers and some
reported missing more than 5 days from work
1 in 7 victims reported having to move due to their stalkers
People that have bee stalked have reported suffering from severe depression,
anxiety, insomnia, and social dysfunction especially if the victim was being
followed or had their property destroyed
Are there more male stalkers than
Although we at F.A.C.E. I.T. believe that stalking is stalking
and that it is wrong and inappropriate no matter who is doing
it, statistics point to males being dominant when it comes to
94% of stalkers identified by female victims were men
60% of stalkers identified by male victims were men
87% of stalkers overall were identified as men
Stalking & Intimate Partner Femicide
Femicide is the act of killing a women simply because they are a woman. It is really a
global issue. Intimate partner violence can also be consider domestic violence the only
difference is domestic violence does not necessarily mean that the victim was intimately
involved with the abuser or stalker.
76 % of intimate partner femicide victims were stalked by their partner
67% had been abused by their partners
89% of intimate partner femicide victims that had been physically abused were also
stalked at least 12 months before they were murdered
79% of femicide victims reported being stalked while they were being abused
54% reported their stalkers to the police before they were murdered.
Top three reasons victims were stalked
When victims of stalking were asked by the Stalking
Resource center why they believed they were stalked, these
were the top three answers that were reported:
The stalker wanted to be in control
The stalker still wanted a relationship with the victim
The stalker wanted to scare the victim
Top three reasons stalkers left victims alone
When victims were asked by the Stalker Resource Center
why they felt that their stalker decided to leave them alone,
these were the top three answers that were given:
The victim relocated
The stalker got a new love interest
The police warned the stalker to leave the victim alone
What to do if you or someone you know is
If you are someone who is being stalked, it is important that you inform someone whether
it being family, friends, or an associate. It is not an easy situation to deal with but it is a
situation that you can survive.
Getting a protective order is a good idea, for legal reasons. We understand that
protective orders are sometimes violated but it is good to get one because at least they will
have a record on file for your stalker.
If you know someone who is being stalked please share this information with them and
try to help them if you can. It is also important to be understand during times such as these.
People who are dealing with situations like these don’t need someone to talk at them but
need someone to talk with them and listen. Whatever you do, do not be judgmental.
Stalking Awareness Resources
Stalking Awareness Month Website- www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org
The Stalking Resource Center- www.ncvc.org/src/main.aspx
SINCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS CLOSELY LINKED TO STALKING, WE
HAVE DECIDED TO INCLUDE SOME DV RESOURCES AS WELL
The National Domestic Violence Hotline- www.thehotline.org or
1−800−799−SAFE(7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence- www.ncadv.org/
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence www.nrcdv.org/
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