ToekomsVonk Press Release: Farm attacks and Farm murders: January 2019
February 5, 2019
Farm attacks and Farm murders: January 2019
In January 2019 there were 36 farm attacks and 4 farm murders. The average age of victims was 53 and the oldest victim was 84.
In January, Wednesdays were the most dangerous days with most (25%) attacks taking place on those days. 48% of all attacks took place at night between 24:00 and 06:00.
In 2017, 24 farm attacks occurred in January, in 2018 there were 41 farm attacks in the same period and in 2019 there were 36 farm attacks in January.
In comparison, four farmers were killed in January 2017, six in 2018 and four in 2019.
In January 2018, the average number of attackers per attack was three, but in the same period in 2019 it rose to 5 attackers per attack.
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