January set aside for stalking awareness

Published 5:54 am Monday, January 8, 2007

By Staff
LANSING – Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm has proclaimed January 2007 Stalking Awareness Month in Michigan.
Michigan was among the first states in the nation to observe Stalking Awareness Month.
"It is important for stalking survivors to know they are not alone and that there is help," said Debra Cain, executive director of the Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board.
"Stalking Awareness Month affords us the opportunity to share this critical information with survivors in Michigan."
Stalkers often are unpredictable and dangerous.
In fact, an estimated 76 percent of female homicide victims and 85 percent of attempted female homicide victims have been stalked in the year prior to the crime.