Thursday, January 22, 2009
National Stalking Awareness Month
Throughout January, the Amherst Police Department will join communities across the country in observing National Stalking Awareness Month. It is a time to focus on a crime that affects 1.4 million victims a year. This year’s theme, “Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.” challenges the nation to combat this dangerous crime by learning more about it. Stalking is a crime in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. One in 12 women and one in 45 men will be stalked in their lifetime, for an average duration of almost two years, and most victims are ordinary citizens. The Amherst Police Department takes stalking offenses seriously. If you, or someone you know, are a victim of stalking, please contact your local police department immediately.
Posted by Amherst Police at 11:39 PM