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Published January 09, 2013, 02:02 PM

Local Groups Raising Stalking Awareness

January is Stalking Awareness Month and organizations are raising awareness about this issue which affects more than six million victims every year.

January is Stalking Awareness Month and organizations are raising awareness about this issue which affects more than six million victims every year.

The theme is "Stalking, Know it, name it, stop it." Stalking occurs across the country and is a big risk factor in women being murdered by significant others. Stalking can consist of threats, assaults, unwanted calls, gifts or visits directed at a specific person. Usually stalking occurs with a person the victim already knows. If you need help you can call the CVIC 24-hour Crisis Line at 746-8900.

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