If you are in immediate and physical danger, please call 911.
Stalking is common. The CDC reported that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men have experienced stalking within their lifetimes. Many victims are stalked by a current or former intimate partner during or after an abusive relationship.
Victims of stalking commonly feel threatened, fearful, and/or concerned for the safety of themselves or loved ones.
Stalking has been normalized, minimized, and even romanticized in pop culture. Stalking can and often does escalate into emotional, physical, and/or sexual violence – which is why it is a serious crime in every state.
Some warning signs of stalking include:
- Repeatedly sending unwanted gifts, presents, texts, messages, etc.
- Making unwanted physical contact that invades another person’s privacy
- Showing up to your home, work, school, classes, or other places that you frequent
- Leaving strange or threatening gifts or messages for you to find
- Monitoring your social media or phone use
- Spying, harassing, following, or threatening you online, in your home, in public, at work, etc.
This list is not comprehensive, but these are some warning signs that you are a victim of stalking.
If you are in immediate and physical danger, please call 911. If you think that you are a victim of stalking, please document as many incidents as you can. Help is available. Contact the 24-Hour DVIS Information & Crisis Hotline at (918)-7HELP.ME or (918).743,5763