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Big rise in reported stalking cases in West Norfolk

Big rise in reported stalking cases in West Norfolk

Published by Chris Craddock
3:25pm 15th April 2019.

This serious offence has gone up nine times over the last five years in West Norfolk.

New figures mean there was more than one case of stalking or harassment reported every single day in our county.

There were 555 reported between October 2017 and September 2018.

the Pandora Project helps victims of domestic abuse in West Norfolk

Now the Home Office says this increase is partially down to changes giving victims more confidence to come forward.

But the police watchdog says these incidents still aren't being dealt with consistently or effectively.

Lucy Hadley, campaigns and public affairs manager at Women’s Aid, said:

“It is concerning that police forces are continuing to fall short when it comes to effectively handle stalking and harassment cases and give the appropriate level of support that survivors desperately need.

“It can be a matter of life or death that the police give the right response in stalking cases.”

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