Criminal Harassment

Last updated on January 14, 2019

Threatening or harassing you or someone you know can be a criminal offence. Another word used for this type of crime is stalking.  Criminal harassment is when someone makes you fear for your or a family member’s safety by:

  • Repeatedly following you or someone you know
  • Repeatedly communicating with you or someone you know
  • Continuously waiting for you outside your home, work or other place
  • Engaging in threatening behaviour against you or someone in your family

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Help is Available

If you or someone you know is a victim of threats and harassment, help is available. You can call your local police or VictimLinkBC for more information and support.

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