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Stalking Awareness
January is stalking awareness month
Brought to you by: F.A.C.E. I.T.(Faith Advocates
Through Christ Exc...
What is stalking?
According to the Stalking Resource Center (2004), Stalking
is defined as “course of conduct directed at...
Statistics regarding stalking
In the United States approximately 3.4 million people over the age
of 18 are stalked every ...
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 ...
Are victims stalked by people that they
know?
3 in 4 victims are stalked by someone they know
30% percent of victims are...
How often are victims stalked?
11 % of victims have been stalked for about 5 years or more
46 % of victims receive unwan...
What type of impact does stalking have on the victims?
46% of victims reported having a fear of not know what is going to...
Are there more male stalkers than
female?
Although we at F.A.C.E. I.T. believe that stalking is stalking
and that it is w...
Stalking & Intimate Partner Femicide
Femicide is the act of killing a women simply because they are a woman. It is really...
Top three reasons victims were stalked
When victims of stalking were asked by the Stalking
Resource center why they belie...
Top three reasons stalkers left victims alone
When victims were asked by the Stalker Resource Center
why they felt that t...
What to do if you or someone you know is
being stalked
If you are someone who is being stalked, it is important that you ...
Stalking Awareness Resources
Stalking Awareness Month Website- www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org
The Stalking Resource Cent...
We support stalking awareness!

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Awareness Month in
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Stalking Awareness

  1. 1. Stalking Awareness January is stalking awareness month Brought to you by: F.A.C.E. I.T.(Faith Advocates Through Christ Excelling Individually & Together) www.facingittoday.org
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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 stalking. 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.
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Are victims stalked by people that they know? 3 in 4 victims are stalked by someone they know 30% percent of victims are stalked by a current or former intimate partner 10% percent of victims are stalked by strangers 5
  6. 6. 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 week 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!
  7. 7. 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 next. 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
  8. 8. Are there more male stalkers than female? 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 stalking. 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
  9. 9. 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. 9
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. What to do if you or someone you know is being stalked 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.
  13. 13. 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/
  14. 14. We support stalking awareness! Please wear silver to show your support for Stalking Awareness Month in January! God Bless you all Feel free to visit our website www.facingittoday.org and check out our founders domestic violence blog http://endthesilencestopth eviolence.blogspot.com

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