PATTERNS OF STALKING


VICTIMS AND PERPETRATORS


Victims of Stalking


Women at greater risk of criminal harassment:
  • Women are three times more likely to be stalked

Most victims are stalked by a partner
  • Partners represented almost half (47%) of all victims of stalking offences.
  • Over half (53%) of female victims are stalked by partners and 29% by acquaintancesAlmost half of male victims (48%) are stalked by acquaintances and 26% are stalked by a partner.

Stalking Perpetrators


Common demographic characteristics of stalkers -
  • A larger proportion of male offenders
  • Late-bloomers - Older relative to other offender groups
  • Higher levels of educational attainment
  • Difficulty with employment

Psychopathology or mental health problems are a common feature -






  • Substance abuse
  • Personality disorders