Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Stalking: New crime victimization survey

The U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics has released the largest-ever study of stalking, a category of crime that was not previously included in the National Crime Victimization Survey. According to the study, intended to document the scope and types of stalking, 3.4 million Americans identified themselves as victims of stalking during a recent one-year period. Most stalkers knew their victims, and the most frequent victims -- not surprisingly -- were young women.

Tomorrow’s USA Today has the story.

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