"unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature in which submission to or rejection of such conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's work or school performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or school environment" from the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
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This report, Stalking Victimization in the United States, is based on a survey of 65,270 people who were victimized by stalking in a 12 month period. It identifies behaviors which constitute stalking: "making unwanted phone calls ; sending unsolicited or unwanted letters or e-mails ; following or spying on the victim ; showing up at places without a legitimate reason ; waiting at places for the victim ; leaving unwanted items, presents or flowers ; posting information or spreading rumors about the victim on the internet, in a public place, or by word of mouth."
The Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime reports that among the 7.5 million people who are stalked in one year in the U.S., the majority are stalked by someone they know:
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