January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affected 7.5 million victims in one year. Stalking is a crime in all 50 states. Victims suffer anxiety, social dysfunction, and severe depression at much higher rates that the general population, and many lose time from work and school as a result of their victimization. Understanding what stalking is and what can be done about it is critical in combating this crime. The UCAPD will offer social media postings to promote awareness about stalking throughout the month of January.