National Stalking Awareness Month

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Stalking generally refers to harassing or threatening behavior that an individual engages in repeatedly, such as following a person, appearing at a person's home or place of business, making harassing phone calls, leaving written messages or objects, or vandalizing a person's property (Stalking in America: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Surveyhttps://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/169592.pdf, National Institute of Justice).
According to results from the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/NISVS/index.html, 1 in 6 women (16.2 percent) and 1 in 19 men (5.2 percent) in the United States have experienced stalking victimization at some point during their lifetime in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed (National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Summary Report http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pdf/NISVS_Report2010-a.pdf, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Stalking between intimate partners is widespread and often associated with lethal abuse. Despite the enactment of anti-stalking laws in every state, relatively few stalkers are cited or arrested by law enforcement, and even fewer are prosecuted (A Statewide Study of Stalking and Its Criminal Justice Responsehttps://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/228354.pdf, final report of a study sponsored by the National Institute of Justice).

In recognition of January being National Stalking Awareness Month, NCJRS invites you to view its Stalking Awareness Special Featurehttps://www.ncjrs.gov/stalkingawareness, an online compilation of stalking-related publications and resources.

Read More At: https://www.ncjrs.gov/stalkingawareness/ 

Publications 

Stalking Victimization in the United States http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=1211
Bureau of Justice Statistics

Understanding Intimate Partner Stalking: Implications For Offering Victim Services http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/227220.pdf 
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored

Voices From the Field: Stalking http://www.nij.gov/journals/266/stalking.htm 
National Institute of Justice

View More Publications at:https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Topics/Morepublications.aspx?TopicId=92 

Related Resources 

Office for Victims of Crime: Stalking http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/topic.aspx?topicid=36

Stalking Resource Center http://www.ncvc.org/src/main.aspx?dbName=Home 

Working Together to End the Violence: Stalkinghttp://www.enditnow.gov/stalking/flash.html

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How do I obtain an order of protection?
To obtain an order of protection, please contact your local district attorney or prosecutor's office. A restraining or stay-away order ... Read More Athttp://ncjrs.gov/App/QA/Detail.aspx?Id=356

What can I do if I am a victim of stalking?
If you are a victim of stalking, call your local police department's emergency number (911) to report any incidents immediately ... Read More Athttp://ncjrs.gov/App/QA/Detail.aspx?Id=656

What kind of behavior is considered stalking?
Comprehensive information about stalking is available in the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) publication, Stalking ... Read More Athttp://ncjrs.gov/App/QA/Detail.aspx?Id=189 

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