Stalking Statistics-1

Stalking & Intimate Partner Violence Statistics*

 There is a real and frighteningly significant connection between stalking and intimate partner violence. In fact, intimate partner stalking is the largest category of all stalking cases ABC. Stalking often co-occurs with intimate  partner violence and can be an indicator of other forms of violence. Many  abusers use stalking to intimidate and control their victims.

~ The majority of stalking victims are stalked by someone they know. Many victims are stalked by a current or former intimate partner, or by an acquaintance.

~ 74% of those stalked by a former intimate partner reported violence and/or coercive control during the relationship.

~ The average length of partner stalking is approximately 2.2 years.

~ 81% of women who were stalked by a current or former husband or cohabitating partner were also physically assaulted by that partner.

~ 31% of women stalked by an intimate partner were also sexually assaulted.

~ 46% of victims experienced one or more violent incidents by their stalker.

~ 57% of stalking victims were stalked during the relationship.

Stalking & Separation

 Stalking does not just occur when a person leaves the relationship. Victims are stalked while still in the relationship with a controlling partner, making separation very difficult. Due to many safety concerns, stalking victims find that they will sometimes need to stay with the controlling, stalking partner to prevent further harm. Stalking after a separation may increase the risk of violence KLM. Victims stalked by violent partners report more separation attempts than partner violence victims who were not stalked N .

Stalking & Femicide

 There is also a significant connection between stalking and intimate partner homicide. Several studies, including the oneO from which the statistics below are reported, have found that stalking is an indicator or precursor behavior to intimate partner homicide.

~ 76% of intimate partner femicide victims have been stalked by their intimate partner.

~ 67% had been physically abused by their intimate partner.

~ 89% of femicide victims who had been physically assaulted had also been stalked in the 12 months before their murder.

~ 79% of abused femicide victims reported being stalked during the same period that they were abused.

~ 54% of femicide victims reported stalking to police before they were killed by their stalkers.

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 *Statistics from:  The Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center