Stalking facts

There are many people behind the statistics.

Stalking in America
77 percent of female victims and 64 percent of male victims know their stalker.

87 percent of stalkers are men.

59 percent of female victims and 30 percent of male victims are stalked by an intimate partner.

31 percent of women stalked by a current or former intimate partner are also sexually assaulted by that partner.

73 percent of intimate partner stalkers verbally threatened victims with physical violence, and almost 46 percent of victims experienced one or more violent incidents by the stalker.

The average duration of stalking is 1.8 years. If stalking involves intimate partners, the average duration of stalking increases to 2.2 years.

Stalking and intimate partner femicide
76 percent of intimate partner femicide (murder) victims had been stalked by their intimate partner.

89 percent of femicide victims who had been physically abused had also been stalked in the 12 months before the murder.

79 percent of abused femicide victims reported stalking during the same period that they reported abuse.

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

Stalking on campus
13 percent of college women were stalked during one six-to- nine-month period.

80 percent of campus stalking victims knew their stalkers.

3 in 10 college women reported being injured emotionally or psychologically from being stalked.

Material provided by the National Center for Victims of Crime, Stalking Resource Center,, “Stalking Fact Sheet.”