Thursday, September 19 2019
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Stalking becomes a specific criminal offence

Stalking has become a specific criminal offence in England and Wales in a move to improve victims' safety. The government has introduced two offences, stalking and stalking involving a fear of violence. A parliamentary inquiry earlier this year found that about 120,000 victims, mostly women, were stalked every year. However only 53,000 incidents are recorded as crimes by police - and only one in 50 of these reports leads to an offender being jailed.