Stalking: Incident/Behavior Log
It is critical that victims of stalking maintain a log of stalking-related incidents and behavior. Recording this information will help to document the behavior for restraining order applications, divorce and child custody cases, or criminal prosecution. It can also help preserve your memory of individual incidents about which you might later testify.
The stalking log should be used to record and document all stalking-related behavior, including harassing phone calls, letters, e-mail messages, acts of vandalism, and threats communicated through third parties. When reporting the incidents to law enforcement, always write down the officerís name and badge number for your own records. Even if the officers do not make an arrest, you can ask them to make a written report and request a copy for your records..
Important note: Since this information could potentially be introduced as evidence or inadvertently shared with the stalker at a future time, do not include any information that you do not want the offender to see.
Attach a photograph of the stalker, photocopies of restraining orders, police reports, and other relevant documents. Keep the log in a safe place and tell only someone you trust where you keep your log.
Documenting stalking behavior can be a difficult and emotionally exhausting task. A local advocate in your community can provide support, information about the options available to you, and assistance with safety planning.
Information in this section adapted from Sacramento Area Stalking Survivors, Sacramento, CA.
Full name: Nickname/alias:
Home address/last known:
Home phone: Cell phone: Pager:
Date of birth: Sex:
Height: Weight: Race/ethnicity:
Hair color: Eye color: Language(s) spoken:
Length/style of Hair: Shoe size:
Social security number: Driverís license #: State:
Class schedule information:
Probation/Parole status: Probation/Parole officer:
Do you have reason to believe the offender has access to a firearm?
Where is firearm kept?
History of use of other weapons:
History of violence/threats with law enforcement or others besides primary victim:
Has offender ever threatened suicide?
Vehicle Information: Year: Make: Model:
Color: License plate #:
Other vehicles the offender can access:
Any additional information concerning how offender travels:
Please list family, friends and associates of the offender:
Stalking Incident Log
Day: Date: Time: Location:
Law enforcement agency: Report #:
Officer name and badge number:
Description of incident/behavior:
Medical treatment sought/Injuries sustained:
For additional information about stalking or referrals to an advocate near you, contact:
National Center for Victims of Crime
2111 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 300
Arlington, VA 22201
Information/referral line: 1-800-FYI-CALL
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 34103
Washington, DC 20043-4103
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
1717 Kettner Ave., Ste. 105
San Diego, CA 92101
National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 787-3224 (TTY)
Family Violence Prevention Fund
383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
Violence Against Women Office
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
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