History of Stalking Awareness Month
Stalking Awareness Month was started in January of 2004 by the National Center for Victims of Crime to provide an opportunity to focus on identifying and stopping stalking. Stalking Awareness Month serves as an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking.
It is very important to recognize the issue of stalking as its own form of gender-based violence as well as a crime that frequently predicts and co-occurs with physical and sexual violence. People between the ages of 18-24 are at the highest risk to experience stalking.
Stalking refers to unwanted and repeated conduct directed at a single person that would cause a reasonable person harm.
To learn more about stalking, click this link.