Here is a list of important statistics on stalking behavior.
- 6 million women and men in the United States are victims of stalking each year (2)
- 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men have experienced stalking victimization during their lifetime in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed (2)
- More than half of female victims and more than one-third of male victims of stalking say they were stalked before the age of 25; about 1 in 5 female victims and 1 in 14 male victims experience stalking between the ages of 11 and 17 (2)
- 76% of intimate partner femicide victims have been stalked by their intimate partner (3)
- 10% of victims report being monitored with global positioning systems (GPS), and 8% report being monitored through video or digital cameras, or listening devices (1)
- Two-thirds (66%) of female victims have been stalked by a current or former intimate partner; men are primarily stalked by an intimate partner or an acquaintance, 41% and 40% respectively (2)
- Stalking victims who are raped most often identify the stalker as a former intimate partner (21%) or a friend, roommate or neighbor
- Repeatedly receiving unwanted telephone calls, voice or text messages is the most commonly experienced stalking tactic for both female and male victims of stalking (79% for women and 76% for men) (2)
- Males are as likely to report being stalked by a male as a female offender. 43% of male stalking victims state that the offender was female, while 41% of male victims state that the offender was another male. (2)
(1)U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics 2009/2)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/(3)Stalking and Intimate Partner Femicide
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