The South African Police Service will have to hand over the statistics on farm murders, stretching from 1990 to last year, to civil rights organisation AfriForum.
The high court in Pretoria on Friday ordered the SAPS to make these figures available within 30 days of the order being served on it.
AfriForum deputy chief executive Ernst Roets said the order will be served on Monday on the SAPS and the figures should thus be released within the next few weeks.
AfriForum turned to court after a letter Roets had sent to the national information officer of the SAPS in May last year, requesting the information, was simply ignored. The SAPS also did not pitch up in court yesterday to defend the application.