Stalking is illegal and survivors have rights.

For Survivors

Stalking often co-occurs with intimate partner violence and can be an indicator of other forms of violence. 

All stalkers can be dangerous. Intimate partner stalkers, compared to acquaintance and stranger stalkers, are more likely to threaten and physically assault the victim and their friends and family. 

Did you know stalking can include these behaviors? 

  • Repeated phone calls, texts, or communication on your social media 
  • Sending unwanted gifts to your home or work 
  • Threatening you or your loved ones 
  • Following you or watching you from a distance 
  • Digital harassment, such as tracking your location through an app or showing up at a place you’ve checked into online 

Learn more about the crime and ways to plan for your safety: 

For the Community 

How can you take action? 

  • Share information on social media. Follow SPARC and share their infographics and other posts to inform your friends and family. 
  • Learn how to support someone experiencing stalking by reading this document. 

SPARC Stalking & IPV: Fact Sheet

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