Cyber stalking: primary escalation type of cases 2013

This statistic presents the distribution of cyber stalking victims in 2013, by how a case escalated. According to cases handled by cyber harassment support group WHOA, 24 percent of reporting victims said their case escalated through the use of text messaging.

Most common ways in which cyber stalking cases escalated in 2013

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Release date

February 2014


Worldwide, North America

Survey time period


Number of respondents

256 respondents

Special properties

Cases handled by WHOA

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

Figures do not reflect WHOA's total caseload (50-75 cases per week). Data is based on complete questionnaires filled out by victims. The majority of the organization's cases are based in the United States.
Many cases escalated to more than one of these options, but for statistical purposes, respondents were asked to list the primary way their harassment escalated.

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