. In 2009, the United States Department of Justice published statistics about stalking in a Special Report,
"Stalking Victimization in the United States" (Pub # NCJ 224527)
The number of stalking victims during the 12 month study period was in excess of 3,400,000.
Of these, the vast majority were victims reporting a single stalker, 2,111, 220, or 62%.
The number of victims reporting 2 stalkers was 619,300, or 18%.
The number of victims reporting between 3 and 10 stalkers was just over 400,000 or 11.5%.
The number of victims reporting between 11 and 50 stalkers was in excess of 45,000, or 1.4 %.
The number of victims who didn't know how many stalkers they had was in excess of 220,000 or 6.5%.
Combined, the number of victims who either didn't know how many stalkers they had or who reported
between 11 and 50 stalkers was in excess of 265,000, or 8%.
Even if one were to assume that, occasionally, a single stalker might ask a couple of friends to help him or her do the stalking; that still leaves a large "chunk" of the 400,000 victims who reported between 3 and 10 stalkers as probable victims of multiple stalkers.
A reasonable analysis of these statistics indicate that a conservative estimate of the actual number of multiple stalker victims in America is probably around 500,000 every year.
Half a million victims of a crime that the United States Department of Justice doesn't even consider to be a crime at all, because it's not "one-on-one" stalking.
Freedom Of Information Act documents show that the U.S. Department of Justice under-estimated the number of stalking victims who reported multiple stalkers during the 12 month study.
(FOIA Request # 10-00169)
Why would DOJ do such a thing?
Why would DOJ not want the American people, the taxpayers who paid for the 2009 DOJ Special Report, to know the true extent of this type of stalking?
Why do letters, e-mails, and phone calls to DOJ about organized stalking go unanswered?
Why has the United States Department of Justice never prosecuted a multiple stalker case?
Couldn't DOJ use existing federal anti-stalking laws to prosecute multi-stalker cases, by using Conspiracy To Stalk, or RICO statutes, which might well apply in cases involving 20, 30, 40 or more stalkers.
Organized stalking is Organized crime.
An organized group who's sole purpose is to terrorize a "target' is, by it's very nature, a "corrupt organization", and probably "racketeer infiltrated" as well; so, the use of RICO statutes might well apply in such cases.
Why won't the U.S. Department of Justice at least try to prosecute those responsible for organized stalking, especially in cases where there is an abundance of evidence that a crime has, indeed, taken place?
If you are a victim of this type of stalking, go to your local police and tell them about it, and ask politely to leave a short, concise, written statement describing what the criminals are doing to you.
Gather as much evidence as you can to support your claim that an organized group of strangers is stalking and harassing you. This can include eyewitnesses, photos, video, Caller ID records, and any other evidence that can be shown to the police.
Make at least four copies of any statement you leave with the police; one for your own records, one to send to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's office nearest you, one to send to Attorney General Eric Holder at the U.S. Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20530-0001,
and one to send to your local District Attorney.
Also telephone the Attorney General's office at the DOJ Main Switchboard, 202-514-2000 as well as the Public Comment Line, 202-353-1555, and send an e-mail (without any attachments) to: AskDOJ@usdoj.gov
If you, or someone you know, is a victim of this type of stalking, also call, write, fax, or e-mail President Obama, as well as your elected representatives, state and federal; and tell them your story..
Their job is to represent you, their constituent; and your tax dollars pay their salaries.
Call, write, fax, or e-mail your local newspapers, and tell them your story too.
Contact your local radio and television stations' news departments as well.
This is extremely important.
Until the mainstream media begins to cover this type of stalking as a legitimate news story, the American people will continue to be unaware that there even is such a thing as organized stalking.
Until the politicians get many letters, phone calls and e-mails from their constituents who are victims of organized stalking, they will continue to ignore it.
Until President Obama and Attorney General Holder get thousands of calls and e-mails from victims of organized stalking, they will continue to ignore the fact that this insidious type of stalking is taking place in America, in ever increasing numbers; and the Justice Department will continue to do nothing to stop it.
The United States Government is spending Billions of taxpayer dollars every year to keep America safe from terrorism.
Yet, the criminals who engage in organized stalking terrorize their victims every single day, using COINTELPRO type methods including stalking, illegal surveillance, vandalism, thefts, break-ins, overt or covert threats, noise campaigns, sleep deprivation, electronic harassment, and other types of torture as well.
They act with impunity, knowing that neither local nor federal law enforcement will do anything to stop them.
Until that changes, organized stalking will remain the most ignored crime in America..