Police data reveals stalking victim consultations increasing
Police data has revealed that requests for consultations from victims of stalkers have increased by 30% following attempts by police to improve support for victims.
According to the National Police Agency, records show that between January and May of this year, requests for consultations over stalking increased by 35.8% over the previous year’s data, numbering 7,841 cases, TV Asahi reported. The data also showed that the number of warnings issued to assailants reached 839, an increase of 70%.
The increase is believed to be connected to a series of high-profile murder cases in which victims reported being stalked before their deaths, but did not receive appropriate protection from the police.