Stalking Awareness Information

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Stalking Facts, Tips, and Prevention
According to the Office on Violence Against Women, "stalking means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear his or her safety of other or suffer substantial emotional distress."
Stalking is a crime.
  • A stalker can be someone you know well or not at all.
  • Most have dated or have been involved with the people they stalk.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics:
  • 3 in 4 staking victims are stalked by someone they know.
  • 6.6 million people were stalked in 1 year in the U.S.
  • More than 1 in 4 stalking victims reported some form of technology was used, such as email (83%), or instant messaging (35%).
  • 3.4 million people over the age of 18 are stalked each year in the U.S.

Common Signs of a Stalker
  • Following you and showing up wherever you are Stalker Image
  • Sending unwanted cards, gifts or letters
  • Monitoring your phone or computer use, and social media activities
  • Hacking your email or social media accounts
  • Tracking your movement, such as GPS or hidden cameras
  • Causing damage to personal property
  • Threatening you or your friends, family and pets


Stalking Know it, Name it

  • Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.
  • Report to ASU PD on campus.
  • Take each threat seriously. Call for help!
  • Do not communicate or respond to the stalker.
  • Keep track of evidence of being stalked. Note dates, times and places. Keep records of every phone call, text, photograph or email.