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National Stalking Awareness Month

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Stalker Alert, a victim notification device

January 2011 was the eighth observance of National Stalking Awareness Month. This designation resulted from the diligent work of the National Center for Victims of Crime to increase awareness of stalking and its prevelence. According to the Stalking Resource Center, 3.4 million people who are of the age of 18 are staked each year, and 3 in 4 victims are stalked by someone they know. STOP worked hard to develop Stalker Alert, a product to notify victims of the presence of known stalkers.

Stalker Alert provides 24-hour advanced notice to a victim regarding the presence of the accused stalker no matter where the victim is located at the time. Previous systems relied on exclusion zones, or prohibited areas for the stalker, around the victim"s home, work and other designated locations. But notification did not occur if the victim went outside of these fixed locations. With Stalker Alert, a victim can resume her normal routine while having the ability to receive advance notice about the presence of the known stalker"so she can implement her safety plan.

For more important information about stalking, visit www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org.