What is stalking?

What is stalking?

Stalking is unwanted pursuit. There are many different behaviors that can be called stalking. All of these acts share two things:

  • They represent actions and behaviors not wanted by the victim
  • They threaten or cause fear to the victim

New ways of staking emerge frequently, but stalking often includes:

  • Following or surveillance
  •  Inappropriate approaches and confrontations
  • Appearing at a place of work or residence
  • Unwanted telephone calls
  • Threats
  • Threats to family and friends
  • Unwanted letters
  • Unwanted or threatening phone messages
  • Unwanted texts, pages or e-mails
  • Damage to property
  • Physical assault
  • Sexual assault

For more information about stalking, visit the Stalking Resource Center website.  If you are being stalked, call us.  We are here to help.