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National Stalking Awareness Day 2014

  • April 24, 2014
  • mmassen
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While the 24th April is designated National Stalking Awareness Day it needs to be recognised, on a daily basis , the worry, stress and damage that stalking inflicts upon its victims.

Stalking is a specific  criminal offence and can be defined as  repeated and unwanted contact from one person to another that causes the vicitim to feel distressed or fearful.  Statistics show that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will, during their life, be subject to stalking.

It can happen in the street or at work and can take many forms:

  •  Nuisance telephone calls
  • Sending excessive emails
  • Being followed
  • Sending gifts or letters
  • Death threats
  • Monitoring behaviour
  • Making false complaints to employers/police etc.
  • Abuse of and through social networking sites
  • Criminal damage
  • Visiting home/place of work
  • Blackmail
  • Physical assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Computer hacking

Help with stalking issues can be obtained from:

National Stalking Helpine

Network for Surviving Stalking

  • www.nss.org.uk

Protection Against Stalking

  • www.protectionagainststalking.org

Stalking can be a crime of violence and you may be entitled to claim an award from the CICA to see if we can be of assistance get in touch with us today:

PDF download from National Stalking Helpline

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