EDUCATION

Stalking By Numbers.

Stalking is often not reported and therefore these statistics do not necessarily tell the whole story. We need more data, so please report your stalking crimes, even if you don’t get the help you need.

About 1 in 6 women and 1 in 17 men have experienced stalking in their lifetimes. (National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS))

 

Stalking starts early. Nearly 54% of female victims and 41% of male victims experienced stalking before the age of 25(NISVS)

 

Stalking affects the physical and mental health of victims. Research shows stalking can lead to depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. About 68% of female and 70% of male victims experienced threats of physical harm during their lifetime(NISVS)

 

An estimated 6-7.5 million people are stalked in a one-year period in the United States. (NISVS)

 

18 to 24-year-olds experience the highest rate of stalking among adults. (NISVS)

Between 6% and 39% of college students report being stalked since starting college (AAU Campus Climate Survey)

 

1 in 3 bisexual women, 1 in 5 lesbian women, and 1 in 6 heterosexual women have experienced stalking victimization in their lifetimes. (Sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence by sexual orientation, United States. Psychology of Violence, 10(1), 110–119.)


1 in 9 gay men, 1 in 14 bisexual men, and 1 in 20 heterosexual men have experienced stalking victimization in their lifetimes. (Sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence by sexual orientation, United States. Psychology of Violence, 10(1), 110–119.)