Stalking/Harassment is a pattern of behavior that makes you feel afraid, nervous, harassed, or in danger. It is when someone repeatedly contacts you, follows you, sends you things, talks to you when you don’t want them to, or threatens you.
All fifty states have some form of stalking and harassment law. These laws define the ‘pattern’ or ‘course of conduct’ involving unwanted, disturbing and threatening behavior toward a person. Many times, people don’t know that a perpetrator’s behavior is actually stalking until it has been going on for some time. (www.victimsofcrime.org).
19.3 million women and 5.1 million men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime. 60.8% of female stalking victims and 43.5% men reported being stalked by a current or former intimate partner. (ncadv.org/learn-more/statistics)