January is National Stalking Awareness Month.
About 6.6 million people are stalked each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Stalking is a serious crime that happens in communities across the country. Chances are you know someone, or several people, who have gone through the terrifying ordeal of being stalked. Stalkers often know their victims; many are ex-partners or spouses. Stalking is a dangerous behavior that warrants thorough safety planning. Educate yourself about the resources available.