Stalking Statistics

What are common reactions to being stalked?

  • 43.2% avoided or tried to avoid stalker
  • 21.8% actions taken by not specified
  • 16.3% confronted stalker
  • 8.8% did not acknowledge messages/email
  • 5.6% became less trustful
  • 4.9% got caller id
  • 4.1% improved security system of residence
  • 3.9% traveled with a companion
  • 3.9% sought restraining order
  • 3.3% filed a grievance with the university
  • 2.9% sought psychological counseling

Reporting of stalking experiences

  • Overall, 83.1% of stalking incidents were NOT reported to police or campus law enforcement
  • 93.4% of survivors confided in someone, most often a friend, that they were being stalked

Prevalence of stalking

  • 1 out of every 12 women is stalked, as well as 1 out of every 45 men
  • 94% of female victims are stalked by men
  • 60% of male victims are stalked by men
  • Overall, 87% of stalkers are men
  • The average duration of stalking is 1.8 years

Other things to consider

  • 81% of women stalked by a current or former intimate partner are also physically assaulted by that partner
  • 31% of women stalked by a current or former intimate partner are also sexually assaulted by that partner
  • 76% of intimate partner homicide victims had been stalked by their intimate partner