The crime of stalking: What you need to know

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - January is Stalking Awareness Month and representatives said people should remember that stalking is a crime.

Liberty House Staff said stalking consists of harassment, intimidation, excessive calling or texting and more.

Representatives said 85 percent of people are stalked by people they know, while only one in five is stalked by people they don’t know.

Diane Rogers, the executive director of the Liberty House, said stalking is seen more so in ages 18 to 24 and can be a form of domestic violence.

“Stalking you see very similar statistics in that it is more common in a younger population. That is a population that is very young, very naive, that is still learning, still developing and growing,” said Rogers.

Rogers also said that excessively looking at someone’s social media pages is also a form of stalking.

If you are in need of help or want to report an incident, you’re encouraged to call the Liberty House at (229) 439-7094.

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