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Updated: 
March 26, 2018

What is stalking?

Under Oregon law, stalking is when a person makes repeated and unwanted contact with you that:

  • alarms: causes you or a member of your immediate family or household fear or anxiety due to the perception of danger; or
  • coerces: restrains, compels, or dominates you or a member of your immediate family or household due to force or threats.1

​In addition, for the actions/contact to be considered stalking:

  • it must be “reasonable” for someone in your situation to be alarmed or coerced in the manner explained above; and
  • the repeated, unwanted contact must “reasonably” cause you to fear for your personal safety or that of a member of your immediate family or household.2

1 O.R.S. §§ 163.732(1)(a); 163.730(1), (2)
2 O.R.S. § 163.732(1)(b), (1)(c)