The 18 percent who reported being stalked reported an overall 453 stalking incidents over the 24 months covered by the survey. The most frequent instance was repeated telephone calls, reported by 35 percent of victims, followed closely by 34 percent of victims who said their stalker stole items from their house, car or workplace.
[…] Only 43 percent of the victims reported their experience to police, and just 20 percent of those said their stalker had been arrested.
Doing some quick math, that means that about 1.5% of people in Texas have had a stalker arrested. WTF? Here in Pennsylvania I know maybe one person who can claim to have been stalked and that’s stretching the definition. Sometimes an ex needs a firm reminder that it’s time to move on.
Leaving College aside, where weird behavior is pretty much the norm, I can’t think of anywhere I have lived (Connecticut, Colorado, PA) where stalking felt like the kind of pandemic that it apparently is in Texas. If anybody feels like correcting me or explaining, have at it in the comments.