1 in 12 women have been stalked at sometime in her life. Mostly, women are stalked by former boyfriends or husbands often when they were abusive in the relationship.
Following someone, showing up uninvited at home or work, harassing phone calls, notes or any type of vandalism to the woman’s property constitutes stalking. Often the behavior of the stalker can escalate into violence, so it is important to take the proper precautions if you are being stalked, and if you are in immediate danger, get to a safe place or call 911 immediately.
You should also file a police complaint, and keep a record of all stalking incidents and any messages or notes that you receive. Don’t be ashamed to tell others what is going on, the more people (family, neighbors, co-workers) who that know you are being stalked, the better chance you have of staying safe.