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Over 500,000 women are Stalked in the US annually

Annually in the United States, 503,485 women are stalked by an intimate partner.
(Patricia Tjaden and Nancy Thoennes, Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence, National Institute of Justice, 2000)

One in 12 women and one in 45 men will be stalked in their lifetime, for an average duration of almost two years
(Tjaden and Thoennes, “Stalking in America,” Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 1998)

Seventy-eight percent of stalking victims are women. Women are significantly more likely than men (60 percent and 30 percent, respectively) to be stalked by intimate partners.
(Center for Policy Research, Stalking in America, July 1997)

Eighty percent of women who are stalked by former husbands are physically assaulted by that partner and 30 percent are sexually assaulted by that partner.
(Center for Policy Research, Stalking in America, July 1997)

Victims may experience psychological trauma, financial hardship, and even death.
(Mullen, Pathe, and Purcell, Stalkers and Their Victims, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000)

Seventy-six percent of female homicide victims were stalked prior to their death.
(MacFarlane et al., “Stalking and Intimate Partner Femicide,” Homicide Studies 3, no. 4 (1998): 300-16)

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