Stalking Behavior List
The list of stalking behaviors is not in any specified order of occurrence.
- Following on foot and in travel; driving by the residence or place of work verifying the victim’s whereabouts;
- Hiring a private investigator to locate, follow, and document the victim’s daily activities;
- Engaging in Identity Theft and other financial meddling;
- Watching and taking pictures or videotaping;
- Calling repeatedly on the phone and texting. Sometimes leaving declarations of love, vulgar, disturbing, and/or threatening messages on your cell, home, work and phones; or simply annoyingly hanging up;
- Spoofing attacks by masquerades as another using the victims cellphone or email address.
- Sending unwanted mail, signing up on mailing lists especially pornographically related, or ordering a variety of items that are often sexually explicit or personally embarrassing;
- Sending emails, instant messages, computer viruses, posting slanderous and discrediting character descriptions or soliciting deviant sexual behaviors on blogs, internet sites, chat rooms with the victim’s telephone numbers, home address, and email address.
- Hacking into the victims computer, email accounts, and share points to snoop or cause damage;
- Leaving or sending notes, audio and video to the victim or her associates;
- Sending other unwanted gifts, letters of love or death threats, photos, and flowers;
- Loitering nearby, maintaining surveillance, and/or being confrontational;
- Approaching other people in the victim’s life; spreading false rumors or damaging information for spite or blackmail;
- Appearing without notice and uninvited at home, work, or special events;
- Trespassing and moving things around to make known he was there;
- Committing burglary into home or office while victim is away taking personal items, rummaging through the trash looking for information and details;
- Tapping phone lines or placing listening devices and video inside the victim’s home;
- Planting GPS devices on the victim’s vehicle;
- Vandalizing vehicles that involves graffiti, scratching the paint, slashing tires, sabotaging fuel lines, brakes, or other mechanics, or breaking windows, headlamps, or leaving dents, cutting the seats, and sometimes lighting the car on fire;
- Attacking homes to include smashing windows or fences, leaving graffiti, cutting electric or telephone services, arson, and harming pets;
- Damaging other property such as appliances and especially items with sentimental value;
- Threatening people the victim cares about with violence; including family and especially new partners;
- Making false accusations to the police or initiating superficial legal actions;
- Leaving dead or mutilated animals or animal parts on the doorstep;
- Any other behaviors that a stalker knows would be annoying to the victim, or create thoughts in the victim’s mind about him or her. If you have stalking experiences and comments you would like to share….
Any of these repetitive (stalking) actions can cause annoyance, concern, chronic anxiety, distress, financial loss, and terror in the lives of victims. The accumulation of these stalking behaviors will usually qualify the elements needed to file a case for the crime of stalking needed for criminal prosecution.
Self-defense training can be a viable option for gaining a sense of empowerment over the feelings of intrusion, fear, and helplessness associated with the above stalking behaviors.
Apply other crime prevention techniques and tactics into daily lifestyle and habits.