Victims from Stalking

Q3 When I consult with the police about stalking behavior, how would the police do according to the Stalker Regulation Law?

A3
1  When you come to the police for counseling for stalking behavior, we listen to you and decide which category, the behavior of following someone around or the behavior of stalking someone, your case should fall under.

2  If it falls under the category of the behavior of following someone around and the behavior might be repeated, the law authorizes the police to issue a warning upon request from you.

3  If the stalking continues even after a warning, a restraining order should be issued after the hearing by the public safety commission is held.

4  If the police consider the situation as emergency after receiving a request to issue a warning, a temporary restraining order is issued. After the hearing by the public safety commission is held, a restraining order is issued again.

5  If an offender continues following you even after the restraining order has been issued, the punishment for this behavior is up to one year imprisonment or a fine of 1 million yen or less.  

6  If the behavior was against the restraining order but isn't considered as the violation of the law, the punishment for this behavior is a fine of 500,000 yen or less.

7  After you file a stalking behavior with the police and this stalking behavior falls under the Stalker Regulation Law, the police open an investigation to arrest the suspect for the violation of the Stalker Regulation Law when you take a legal action against the suspect.

8  In this case, the punishment is up to 6 month imprisonment or a fine of 500,000 yen or less.


9  If you wish to solve the stalking case yourself and ask the police for help, we can give you "the necessary assistance and instructions how to protect yourself."