How many people are stalked in America every year?
a. 400,000 b. 1 million c. 800,000 d. 1.4 millionAnswer: 1.4 million
The majority of stalking victims are celebrities.
True or FalseFalse. 1.4 million people are stalked every year in the United States. We may hear more about celebrity stalking cases in the media, but the vast majority of stalking victims are ordinary citizens. Furthermore, most stalkers are not strangers but are known to their victim.
What percentage of women who are stalked by an intimate partner are sexually assaulted by that partner?
a. 11% b. 21% c. 31% d. 41%Answer: 31%
The majority of women stalked by their current or former intimate partner are also physically assaulted by that partner.
True or FalseTrue
Stalking can be flattering.
True or FalseFalse. Stalking is a series of unwanted contacts which causes a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested.
Stalking can take various forms.
True or FalseTrue. There are many avenues a stalker might use to make contact with their victim, including appearing in the sight of the victim or contacting by phone, mail, email, third party or Internet.
Stalking consists of a pattern of unwanted contacts.
True or FalseTrue. A person must establish a pattern of unwanted contacts in order to establish that he or she is being stalked.
It can only be considered stalking if the victim has had a relationship with the stalker.
True or FalseFalse. A person can be stalked by someone known or unknown to them.
An individual can request a stalking personal protection order, which is different from a restraining personal protection order.
True or FalseTrue. A stalking personal protection order is available to individuals being staked by someone with whom they have never established an intimate relationship. A restraining personal protection order is for those individuals who are or were in an intimate relationship with the stalker.
Stalking is annoying but not illegal.
True or FalseFalse. Stalking is a crime under the laws of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government.
You can't be stalked by someone you are still dating or to whom you're married.
True or FalseFalse. If your current partner tracks your every move or follows you around in a way that causes you fear, that is stalking.
If you confront the stalker, he'll go away.
True or FalseFalse. Stalkers can be unreasonable and unpredictable. Confronting or trying to reason with a stalker can be dangerous.