January is National Stalking Awareness Month - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

UNION COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

Union County State's Attorney Tyler Edmonds is alerting the public that January is a time to focus on a crime that affects millions of victims every year -- stalking. 

Edmonds is encouraging people everywhere to report incidents of stalking and promote awareness and public education about stalking.

Stalking is defined as a "pattern of behavior that makes you feel afraid, nervous, harassed or in danger." According to the Bureau of Justice, three out of four victims know their stalker on a personal level. 

Stalking is a crime punishable by law in all 50 states. 

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