· 1,006,970 women and 370,990 men are stalked annually in the U.S.
· 1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men will be stalked in their lifetime.
· 77% of female victims and 64% of male victims know their stalker.
· 87% of stalkers are men.
· 81% of women stalked by a current or former intimate partner are also
physically assaulted by that partner.
· The average duration of stalking is 1.8 years, but increases to 2.2 years
when involving intimate partners.
Profile of a Stalker:
· 2/3 of stalkers pursue their victims at least once per week, many daily,
using more than one method.
· 78% of stalkers use more than one means of approach.
· Weapons are used to harm or threaten victims in 1 out of 5 cases.
· Almost 1/3 of stalkers have stalked before.
Intimate Partner Femicide:
· 76% of intimate partner femicide (murder) victims had been stalked by
their intimate partner.
· 89% of femicide victims who had been physically abused had also been
stalked in the 12 months before the murder.
· 54% of femicide victims reported stalking to the police before they were
killed by their stalkers.
Stalking on Campus:
· 13% of college women were stalked during one six to nine month period.
· 80% of campus stalking victims know their stalkers.
· 3 in 10 college women reported being injured emotionally or psychologically
from being stalked.
· 56% of women stalked took some type of self-protective measure, often as
drastic as relocating (11%).
· 26% of stalking victims lost time from work as a result of their
· Stalking is a crime under the laws of all 50 states, the District of Columbia,
and the Federal Government.
· 15 states classify stalking as a felony upon the first offense.
· 34 states classify stalking as a felony upon the second offense and/or when
the crime involves aggravating factors (possession of a deadly weapon;
violation of a court order or condition of probation/parole; victim under 16,
same victim as prior occasions).