From the Document: "In 2016, an estimated 1.5% of all U.S. residents age 16 or older (3.8 million persons) were victims of stalking[.] Stalking is repeated unwanted contacts or behaviors that either cause the victim to experience fear or substantial emotional distress or that would cause a reasonable person to experience fear or substantial emotional distress. Most persons reported experiencing both stalking with technology and traditional stalking (0.7%). A greater percentage reported experiencing stalking with technology only (0.5%) than traditional stalking only (0.3%). Findings are based on the 2016 Supplemental Victimization Survey (SVS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). From July of 2016 to December of 2016, the SVS asked persons age 16 or older about their experiences with stalking during the 12 months preceding the interview. The report details the demographic characteristics of victims who were stalked during a 12-month period. It also describes the nature of stalking victimization, including the number of offenders, the victim-offender relationship, and the frequency and duration of the stalking."
NCJ 253526; National Criminal Justice 253526
Bureau of Justice Statistics: https://www.bjs.gov/