Stalking is a dangerous crime that affects millions of people each year in the U.S. and far too often, it turns deadly. Learn the behavior that the U.S. Department of Justice classifies as stalking. Are you a victim of a stalker?
The U.S. Department of Justice classifies someone as a stalking victim if he or she has experienced at least one of the following behaviors on at least two separate occasions, and have feared for his or her safety or the safety of their loved one:
- Making unwanted phone calls
- Sending unsolicited or unwanted letters or emails
- Following or spying on the victim
- Showing up at places without a legitimate reason
- Waiting at places for the victim
- Leaving unwanted items, presents or flowers
- Posting information or spreading rumors about the victim on the Internet, in a public place or by word of mouth
For more information, visit the Stalking Resource Center.