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Facts about Stalking

Who Are Stalkers?


Stalkers can be strangers, acquaintances, classmates, co-workers, ex-boyfriends or ex-girlfriends, or any other person. Both men and women can be stalked, but 87% of stalkers are male. There are five types of stalkers:

Source: National Center for Victims of Crime, Stalking Resource Center

There is a strong link between stalking and other forms of violence in intimate relationships.

Of women who were stalked by a current or former husband or co-habiting partner, 81% were also physically assaulted by that partner and 31 percent were also sexually assaulted by the same partner. (U.S. Department of Justice, Stalking in America: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey, April 1998.) In one year, more than 13% of college women indicated that they had been stalked. Of these women, 42% had been stalked by a boyfriend or ex-boyfriend. (Fisher and Cullen, 2000)

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