Alaskan women more likely to be stalked

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) More than 1 in 3 Alaska women have been stalked in their lifetime according to a new study.

    Dr. Andre Rosay with the University of Alaska Justice Center said stalking has affected a lot of people, "80,000 women right here in the state of Alaska have experienced this form of violence in their lifetime."

    January was National Stalking Awareness month.  Signs of stalking include unwanted voice or text messages, phone calls, emails, cards, flowers
    and gifts.

    Dr. Rosay said people need to know stalking is a serious crime.  He noted awareness of the problem has gotten better, "I think a lot of women and men don't recognize what is happening to them is a crime and a lot of them don't report it to law enforcement."

     

     

     

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