In a bid to better protect stalking victims, Seoul police will take suspects into custody for a maximum of one month in high-risk cases.
According to Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency the measure is part of efforts to strengthen its response capability against related crimes after two people were killed in recent stalking cases.
To prevent recurrence, stalking cases will be assessed using a three-level system based on the potential risk.
Level two involves threatening or assaulting the victim or victim’s family.
Police can take the stalker into custody.
Level three includes murder threats and possession of weapons.
Police will be obliged to detain the stalker.