State Laws (STALKING)

  • Stalking is a crime under the laws of all 50 States, the District of Columbia and the Federal Government.
  • 15 States classify stalking as a felony upon the first offense.
  • 34 States classify stalking as a felony upon the second offense and/or when the crime involves aggravating factors.
  • Aggravating factors may include: possession of a deadly weapon; violation of a court order or condition of probation/parole; victim under 16; same victim as prior occasions.

* Last updated October 2005.

* In Maryland, stalking is always a misdemeanor.

For a compilation of State, Tribal and Federal Laws visit: http://www.ncvc.org/src

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