Stalking is a crime, characterised by fixation and obsession, that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will experience in their lifetime. In light of recent reporting on Baby Reindeer, we would like to reiterate the devastating impact stalking has on victims, with 73% of stalking victims experiencing symptoms consistent with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

Giving perpetrators a media platform is highly inappropriate and may further fuel fixation and obsession towards the victim. It is important that the gravity of stalking is not underplayed, and that the needs of the victim are always the forefront of reporting on stalking cases. 

We urge anyone impacted by stalking to contact the National Stalking Helpline on 0808 802 0300.

Contact the National Stalking Helpline