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Stalking Awareness MonthStalking Awareness Month

On January 13, 2009, OJP’s Bureau of Justice Statistics released Stalking Victimization in the United States. Developed in cooperation with the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women and OJP’s National Institute of Justice, the report provides an overview of the extent and nature of stalking. An estimated 3.4 million Americans age 18 or older were stalking victims in a 12-month period, with women almost three times as likely as men to be stalked. Almost three in four victims knew their offenders, and one in eight lost time from work, more than half of them for 5 or more days.

January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Read the report and raise your awareness. Also, take a look at the Stalking Awareness Month resource guide.

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