Stalking is a serious form of Narcissistic Abuse.
If you think stalkers do not exist or are not abusing targets on an everyday basis or that the people being stalked are “asking for it” or somehow responsible, keep your mouth shut… you are wrong.
Not simply morally wrong, simply (per se). Actually fact-based inaccurate to the point of revealing toxic NLP in the fact bender while saying nothing whatsoever about the victims of Stalkers.
Because anyone who is in the know will immediately be completely turned off by your profoundly narcissistic and unempathetic comments and know for a fact that you are misguided at best. At worst they might see you as mean-spirited, as a willing Flying Monkey happy to follow bullies, or profoundly uneducated.
Here are just a few of the latest facts about the short-term, long-term, and/or pervasive effects of stalking from Protection Against Stalking.
The quotes reveal only a partial glimpse of the truth about people who are being victimized on a daily basis by those who feel entitled to menace others. Stalking statistics are as follows (with information current through the 2015 year to the best of our knowledge):
- During a 12-month period, an estimated 14 in every 1,000 persons age 18 or older were victims of stalking. About half (46%) of stalking victims experienced at least one unwanted contact per week, and 11% of victims said they had been stalked for 5 years or more. The risk of stalking victimization was highest for individuals who were divorced or separated—34 per 1,000 individuals.
- Women were at greater risk than men for stalking. About 43% of victims stated that police were contacted at least once regarding the stalking. Male (37%) and female (41%) stalking victimizations were equally likely to be reported to the police.
- Approximately 1 in 4 stalking victims reported some form of cyberstalking such as e-mail (83%)or instant messaging (35%). Electronic monitoring was used to stalk 1 in 13 victims (i.e. GPS monitoring, bugs, phone tapping, video).
- 46% of stalking victims felt fear of not knowing what would happen next. Nearly 3 in 4 stalking victims knew their offender in some capacity.
- Often Stalking isn’t taken seriously. In conjunction with NSS, the University of Leicester has been conducting an ongoing, international survey of stalking. They report:
- Half of the victims responding to the survey reported being told they were being paranoid or over-reacting when they confided to friends and colleagues about their stalker.
- 57% of victims said they did not go to the police when their stalking problem started for fear of being ignored or laughed at.
- A sixth of victims in the Leicester study said they were told they were lucky to receive such attention.
- A third of these victims said that prior to being stalked, they thought that only mentally ill people were responsible for stalking.
Stalking to menace or harass is a serious crime.
So is cyberbullying.
For more information about what to do if you have been targeted for abuse by a narcissistic peer group or person(s) with a Cluster B personality disorder, contact your local social services agency and ask them to put you in touch with the authorities or a Domestic Violence advocate who can put you in touch with the proper Narcissistic Abuse Recovery specialists in your local area.