Farm murders have decreased to their lowest level in more than 20 years - AgriSA
AgriSA says farm murders have decreased over the last 20 years with the highest recorded incidents between 1997 and 1998 at 153.
The debate on farm and murder statistics has been a contested with AFriforum claiming 74 murders occurred between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.
Kobus Visser, AgriSA’s Director for Rural Safety and General Affairs says the organisation's statistics can be supported by police.
I believe the statistics that have been provided by the police because they can be related back to a docket and case number.Kobus Visser, AgriSA’s Director for Rural Safety and General Affairs
Any murder in the country must be reported to police. We might dispute the number of farm attacks and that not all farm attacks are being reported by the police or to the police.Kobus Visser, AgriSA’s Director for Rural Safety and General Affairs
Farm attacks do not only include crimes against commercial farmers but it also includes small holding owners involved in farming activity, emerging farmers, farm workers and their families.Kobus Visser, AgriSA’s Director for Rural Safety and General Affairs
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