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In Focus: Stalking

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Stalking is a dangerous, and potentially lethal, crime.

Defined as a series of actions that makes a victim feel afraid or in danger, stalking may include behaviors that by themselves may not be criminal but may be terrifying to victims.

Stalking can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, location, or personal associations. While the majority of stalking victims are women and most stalkers are men, men can be victims too.

During National Stalking Awareness Month (January), see the Stalking Special Feature for information and resources from OJP and other federal agencies.

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Publications and Resources

Online Directory of Crime Victim Services (ODCVS)
A resource of the Office for Victims of Crime, the ODCVS allows service providers and individuals to locate agencies that offer nonemergency services for crime victims in the United States and abroad, including those seeking services related to stalking victimization.

Stalking Resource Center (SRC)
Established in 2000 as a partnership between the National Center for Victims of Crime and the U.S. Department of Justice, the SRC works to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking.

Violence and Victimization Research Division's Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2016
For over 40 years, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has invested in research on violence against women. This compendium includes an abstract of each NIJ-supported grant research study on violence against women from 1993 to 2016.

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Date Created: August 17, 2020

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