• Persons aged 18-24 years experience the highest rate of stalking.
  • One in 6 women and one in 19 men in the United States have experienced stalking during their lifetime.
  • During a 12-month period an estimated 14 in every 1,000 persons age 18 or older were victims of stalking.
  • 13 percent of college women were stalking during one six to nine month period.
  • About 43 percent of victims stated that police were contacted at least once regarding the stalking.
  • Male and female stalking victimizations were equally likely to be reported to the police.
  • Approximately one in four stalking victims reported some form of cyber-stalking such as email or instant messaging. Electronic monitoring was used to stalk one in 13 victims (i.e. GPS monitoring, bugs, phone tapping, or video).
  • 46 percent of stalking victims felt fear of not knowing what would happen next.
  • 66.2% of female victims of stalking were stalked by a current or former intimate partner.
  • 31 percent of the women who are stalked by an intimate partner are sexually assaulted by that partner.
  • The average duration of stalking is 1.8 years.
  • 80 percent of campus stalking victims knew their stalker.
  • Three in 10 victims reported being injured emotionally or psychologically from being stalked.

Information from:

    • Stalking Victimization in the United States, Department of Justice, 2009
    • Fisher, Cullen, & Turner. (2000). “The Sexual Victimization of College Women,” NIJ/BJS.
    • National Stalking Resource Center (www.ncvc.org/src)
    •  Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.