This report details the demographic characteristics of stalking victims and describes the nature of stalking victimization, including the number of offenders, the victim-offender relationship, and the frequency and duration of the stalking. The survey measured 12 types of stalking behaviors, incorporating both traditional stalking and stalking with technology.
- About 1.5% (3.8 million) of persons age 16 or older were victims of stalking in 2016.
- A greater percentage of persons age 16 or older experienced stalking with technology only (0.5%) than traditional stalking only (0.3%).
- Females were stalked more than twice as often (2.0%) as males (0.9%).
- Most victims of stalking (69%) knew their offender in some capacity.