Impact Of Stalking On Victims

  • 56% of women stalked took some type of self-protective measure, often as drastic as relocating (11%).[Tjaden & Thoennes. (1998). “Stalking in America,” NIJ]
  • 26% of stalking victims lost time from work as a result of their victimization, and 7% never returned to work.[Tjaden & Thoennes.]
  • 30% of female victims and 2o% of male sought psychological counseling. [Tjaden & Thoennes]
  • The prevalence of anxiety, insomnia, social dysfunction, and severe depression is much higher among stalking victims than the general population, especially if the stalking involves being followed or having one’s property destroyed. [Blauuw et. al. (2002) “The Toll of Stalking,” Journal of Interpersonal Violence]
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