What is Stalking?
Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress.
Here are a few examples of common stalking incidents:
- Show up at home or work uninvited
- Send you unwanted messages
- Leave unwanted gifts
- Constantly call you and hang up
What to do if you are being stalked?
- If you are in immediate danger, call 911 or the UNTHSC Police Department (817-735-2600).
- Obtain a protection order that prevents the stalker from coming near you.
- Save evidence such as: text messages, videos, social media messages, e-mail, etc.
The Prevalence of Stalking
- 3.4 million people over the age of 18 are stalked each year in the United States.
- 3 in 4 stalking victims are stalked by someone they know.
- 30% of stalking victims are stalked by a current or former intimate partner.
This page was last modified on October 1, 2017