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Stalking Victimization, 2016

NCJ Number
253526
Author(s)
Jennifer L. Truman; Rachel E. Morgan
Date Published
April 2021
Annotation

This report details the demographic characteristics of stalking victims and describes the nature of stalking victimization, including the number of offenders, the victim-offender relationship, and the frequency and duration of the stalking.

Abstract

This report details the demographic characteristics of stalking victims and describes the nature of stalking victimization, including the number of offenders, the victim-offender relationship, and the frequency and duration of the stalking. The survey measured 12 types of stalking behaviors, incorporating both traditional stalking and stalking with technology.

Highlights of this report include:

  • About 1.5% (3.8 million) of persons age 16 or older were victims of stalking in 2016.
  • A greater percentage of persons age 16 or older experienced stalking with technology only (0.5%) than traditional stalking only (0.3%).
  • Females were stalked more than twice as often (2.0%) as males (0.9%).
  • Most victims of stalking (69%) knew their offender in some capacity.