Johannesburg - Farmers are not uniquely vulnerable to armed attacks, the SA Institute of Race Relations said on Friday.
“The analysis of statistics did not indicate that farm attacks were not a problem,” the institute's CEO Frans Cronje said.
“Rather it revealed just how vulnerable all South Africans are to violent crime.”
The number of farm attacks per 100 000 farmers and their families was comparable to the number of criminal attacks per 100 000 people in the general population.
According to an analysis of farm attack data collected by farmers' union TAU, there were 108 confirmed attacks in 1994, and 85 in 2011.