One out of every 10 women in Japan have been the victim of stalker behavior at some point, with 28.9% feeling their lives were in danger, according to a survey by the Cabinet Office.
In the survey conducted last December, 5,000 adult men and women throughout the country were asked if they had ever been stalked. TBS reported that 10.5% of women said they had been stalked at least once in their life, and of those, 28.9% said they had feared for their lives. Of the male respondents, 4.1% responded that they had been stalked.
Of the women who responded, 39% said that their stalker had been a former boyfriend or partner, 21% said that the individual was an acquaintance, and 20% answered that their stalker had been someone from work or their part-time job.
However, despite the large number of women who have reported being stalked, the Cabinet Office said that 60% of local police forces do not have departments specifically designed to deal with such cases.
As such, the national government is devising plans to increase the number of police investigation units and consultation centers.© Japan Today