Stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. It involves one person’s obsessive behavior toward another person. A stalker’s actions may be motivated by an intense affection for or an extreme dislike of the victim. Initially, stalking will unusually take the form of annoying, threatening, or obscene phone calls; electronic communication; text messages or letters. Stalkers may conduct surveillance of the victim, often following every move they make with the help of technology.

If you are a victim of stalking

If you are a victim of stalking, you should keep a Stalking Log with information about the suspect and all incidents. This log may help in validating your feelings as well as reporting the stalking to law enforcement. You can also contact your local crisis intervention center for assistance in safety planning and making reports. For a full list of local crisis intervention centers, click here.

For more information about the stalking laws, click here.
For more stalking resources, click here.

SAFETY ALERT: If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, call 911, a local hotline, the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.Escape