According to the quantitative research conducted by AfriForum, there have been a total of 22 farm attacks in the Western Cape this year.
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.
AfriForum: Farm attacks in 2018
In the first quarter of 2018, AfriForum had reported that, nationally, there had already been 109 farm attacks by March. According to an Eyewitness News report (written by Kevin Brandt), 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 wor