The national figure at this point in time has risen by 377.9% to 412 attacks.
15% of these, according to AfriForum, have resulted in the deaths of farm owners and their family members and workers.
5.3% of this year’s national figure has occurred in the Western Cape, the lobby group alleged. The most recent attack saw three suspects forcing themselves into a farm in Porterville, Western Cape, on Sunday, 25 November.

The topic of farm attacks has come to the fore a lot recently, after the lobby group brought awareness to the issue. Many South Africans have discounted this, saying that crime is an overall problem for everyone in this country.

As true as that may be, a crime is still a crime in the eyes of the law. Moreover, it is more apparent now that criminals specifically target farms for cash and weapons.