It has been a productive yet challenging week. Even so, how did it get to be Thursday already? I have decided to step away from the Steubenville debacle for this week due to other obligations and will return to that subject next week.
For this week, or what’s left of it, as well as the remainder of the month, I will be focusing on the crime of stalking and providing resources on the subject to my readers. Today’s entry will be short and… well, I was going to write “sweet” but that would be inappropriate. “Scary” would be a better word.
I will return to writing longer articles next week. For now, I give you the follow statics and facts regarding the stalker:
RECON STUDY OF STALKERS
• 2/3 of stalkers pursue their victims at least once per week, many daily, using more than one method.
• 78% of stalkers use more than one means of approach.
• Weapons are used to harm or threaten victims in 1 out of 5 cases.
• Almost 1/3 of stalkers have stalked before.
• Intimate partner stalkers frequently approach their targets, and their behaviors escalate quickly.
Mohandie, K. (2006). The RECON Typology of Stalking: Reliability and Validity Based upon a Large Sample of North American Stalkers,” Journal of Forensic Sciences, 51, no. 1
If you or someone you know is being stalked or is in a potentially dangerous situation which could result in domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at:
1 (800) 799-SAFE or 1 (800) 799 – 7233