Experts give tips for Stalking Awareness Month

Although Stalking Awareness Month is coming to a close, stalking is still a major concern for millions of Americans all year long.



According to the Stalking Resource Center, stalking is a crime that has an estimated 7.5 million victims across the country each year.



Leah Scondotto of Safe Horizons, a safe haven for stalking victims, says the first step in safety is planning to share personal stalking experiences with as many people as possible, including family, friends and employers.



Scondotto also recommends keeping a log of all unwanted encounters. She says writing down dates, times and locations of each incident is a great way to document the situation to later show law enforcement.



Another tip is to keep records of all texts, emails or any other type of communication coming from a stalker that could be used to build a case against them.



Experts say getting law enforcement involved is the best way to stop a stalker. 


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."