January is National Stalking Awareness Month

Here are some helpful resources you can use to learn more
January 07, 2021

Of the millions of men and women stalked every year in the United States, over half report being stalked before the age of 25. And young people ages 18-24 experience the highest rates of stalking among adults. Stalking is one of the Clery Act crimes that colleges and universities are charged with addressing, yet this crime is often misunderstood, minimized and/or ignored.

Stalking is a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that causes fear. Many stalking victims experience being followed, approached and/or threatened—including through technology. Stalking is a terrifying and psychologically harmful crime as well as a predictor of serious violence: stalking increases the risk of intimate partner homicide by three times.

We all have a role to play in identifying stalking and supporting victims and survivors. Learn more here about stalking and how you can help stop it.

If you believe you have been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking, contact CNM Security to file a report. If you have an emergency situation, call CNM Security's emergency line at 224-3001 or 911 from a CNM phone. For non-emergencies, call CNM Security at 224-3002. You should follow-up with a call to the Title IX Coordinator (students contact the Dean of Students at 224-4342, and employees contact the Executive Director of HR at 224-4704) to schedule an appointment. Here are some valuable resources that can help those in need and help bring more awareness for all.