Stalking is a repeated and insistent criminal harassment and terrorising of a person against their will. The victims concerned are affected adversely in their lifestyle and often find the behaviour threatening.
Offences may be to:
- lie in wait
- watch you
- follow you around
- track you down
- harass you with telephone calls, SMS or E-mails, escalating even to telephone terror
- send letters and presents as so-called “proofs of love“
The majority of offenders are male while most of the victims are female. Frequently, domestic violence is a vantage point for stalking.
Hinweis: Stalking Flyer der Stadt Köln