Types of Stalkers
There are several types of stalkers. This website
mostly addresses the "Simple Obsessional"
stalker. The stalker is usually an ex-spouse,
ex-partner, or co-worker. Obsessional activities
begin after a relationship breaks up, or a relationship is
refused, or the stalker imagines mistreatment by the
Overview of research findings in Research in
Brief report "Stalking in America", April
About 75% of stalking victims were spied on or
About 45% received overt threats.
About 30% had property vandalized.
About 10% received threats that their pet(s) would be
killed, or the pet(s) were killed.
Only half of all female stalking victims reported their
victimization to police.
Only about 25% obtained a restraining order.
80% of restraining orders were violated by the
(This doesn't mean that r.o.'s are
worthless. Get an r.o. to build legal
barriers, so that stalking will become less appealing to
the stalker. If it doesn't work, you'll need the r.o.
anyway, tol move the
stalker toward jail time.)
(If the stalker doesn't
know your home address, you do NOT have to put your
address on the r.o.! You can list a contact address
such as your attorney or a friend.)
About 24% of female victims who reported stalking to the
police said their cases were prosecuted.
Of the cases in which criminal charges were filed, 54%
resulted in a conviction.
About 63% of convictions resulted in jail time.
When asked why the stalking stopped:
About 20% of the victims said it was because they moved
15% said it was because of police involvement.
Also, the problem often stopped when the stalker began a
relationship with a new girlfriend or wife.
The Six Stages of Stalking
I identified and named the "6 stages of
stalking", as described on this website, according to my
own personal experiences and research.
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