THE IMPACT OF STALKING IN THE WORKPLACE
25th- 29th April is National Stalking Awareness Week #NSAW2022
Stalking is a crime that is far more serious than many people and employers realise. Below I’ve listed some facts to help employers understand the risks.
- Stalking costs UK Businesses in excess of £1.9bn per year
- 700,000 women experience stalking each year (Crime Survey of England & Wales)
- 1 in 10 men are victims of stalking
- Stalking can and will follow a person into the workplace
- Over the previous 2 years there has been a huge increase of off-line and on-line stalking incidences – mainly by ex-partners
- It often takes over 100 incidents of stalking before a victim will report it
- Stalking offences are present in 99% of domestic abuse homicides
It is encouraging the need to address domestic abuse is now being more understood by employers, however stalking also needs to be understood as it is often a last and dangerous tactic of a perpetrator to try and re-gain power and control over their partner/victim.
Stalking never happens in isolation, and is Fixated, Obsessive, Unwanted and Repeated behaviour
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