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Stalking


One in five women and one in ten men suffer from the obsessive attention of a stalker at some point in their life. British Crime Survey figures show that up to five million people experience stalking or harassment every year, but only around 8,000 people are convicted of harassment-related offences each year.

According to the national charity Protection Against Stalking, “Stalking and harassment is life changing. It causes intimidation, loss of jobs and relationships, the victim to move home, fear and sometimes death to the victim. The behavioural characteristics of the stalker are Read the full story

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CPS – legal guidance on stalking


For the first time victims of stalking have had their ordeal recognised in official government guidance. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published revised guidance on stalking and harassment. It emphasises the existence and widespread nature of stalking as a particular category of harassment and it identifies the various ways in which stalking occurs. Read the full story

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