What is stalking?
“Stalking” means repeatedly following, harassing, threatening, or intimidating another by telephone, mail, electronic communication, social media, or any other action, devise, or method that purposely or knowingly causes substantial emotional distress or reasonable fear of bodily injury or death.
Engaging in the course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their safety or suffer substantial emotional distress.
78% of stalking victims are females
87% of stalkers are male
Less than 10% of stalking victims are stalked by a stranger.
52% of stalking victims are 18-29 years old
Physical Abuse – Any unwanted contact with the other person’s body. Physical abuse does not have to leave a mark or a bruise.
Sexual Abuse – Any sexual behavior that is unwanted or interferes with the other person’s right to say “no” to sexual advances.
Emotional Abuse – Saying or doing something to the other person that causes the person to be afraid and/or have lower self-esteem.
Emergency Contact Information
If you or someone you know has experienced stalking, get immediate help by calling CSU Police Department at 937-376-5111 or 911.
January is National Stalking Awareness Month