In a press release, in Afrikaans, on 7 August 2020, ToekomsVonk released their South African farm attack and farm murder statistics for the period 1 January to end July 2020. On average, for the period, a farmer is murdered every 6.3 days. The oldest victim attacked during the year was 91 years old and the youngest was 1 year old.
During July 2020 alone there were 58 farm attacks and 9 farm murders in the country. The statistics reveal information pertaining to theses attacks.
Farm murders for the period January to July:
In 2017 53 farmers were murdered.
In 2018 43 farmers were murdered.
In 2019 29 farmers were murdered.
In 2020 34 farmers were murdered.
Farm attacks for the period January to July:
In 2017 – 258 farm attacks.
In 2018 – 286 farm attacks.
In 2019 – 260 farm attacks.
In 2020 – 239 farm attacks.
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