POLITICS

Farm murder analysis: Two extra tables

White-headed households engaged in agriculture on farm land by province 2016 / circumstances of murders 2015

The following are two extra data tables on which the analysis in the article “Farm murders: Fact-checking the fact-checkers” was based.

Table 1: White-headed households that engaged in agriculture on farm land by province and main reason for activity

 

Main source of food

Main source of income

Extra source of income

Extra source of food

Leisure activity

Other

Total

WC

860

4 073

820

688

655

281

7377

EC

433

2 666

1 060

329

168

37

4693

NC

605

2 248

448

226

191

180

3898

FS

998

3 947

1 146

104

162

45

6402

KZN

455

1 945

741

165

237

135

3678

NW

761

3 204

1 213

289

137

96

5700

GP

1 370

1 823

1 151

759

872

613

6588

MP

699

2 625

898

225

190

64

4701

LP

725

2 426

547

199

109

175

4181

SA

6 906

24 959

8 023

2 984

2 720

1 626

47218

Source: StatsSA, 2016 Community Survey

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Table 2: Circumstances of murders in South Africa according to a 2015 SAPS national docket analysis

Number

% of known

% of all

Social crimes

Misunderstandings/arguments

890

51.5%

30.6%

Jealousy/love triangle

77

4.5%

2.6%

Punishment

31

1.8%

1.1%

Intervention in argument

19

1.1%

0.7%

Sub-total

1017

58.9%

34.9%

During commission of another crime

Street robbery

101

5.8%

3.5%

Residential robbery

74

4.3%

2.5%

Business robbery

70

4.1%

2.4%

Carjackings

36

2.1%

1.2%

Other

71

4.1%

2.4%

Sub-total

352

20.4%

12.1%

Other criminal behaviour

Retaliation/revenge

45

2.6%

1.5%

Self-defence

32

1.9%

1.1%

Provocation

13

0.8%

0.4%

Road range

2

0.1%

0.1%

Financial desperation

5

0.3%

0.2%

Law enforcement

4

0.2%

0.1%

Elimination of incumbent of a post (educational environment)

1

0.1%

0.0%

Sub-total

102

5.9%

3.5%

Group or communal behaviour

Vigilantism/mob-justice

171

9.9%

5.9%

Witchcraft/muti

5

0.3%

0.2%

Initiation-related

6

0.3%

0.2%

Faction fight

9

0.5%

0.3%

Gang-related

36

2.1%

1.2%

Taxi violence

5

0.3%

0.2%

Politically-motivated

4

0.2%

0.1%

Xenophobic

4

0.2%

0.1%

Ethnic conflict

3

0.2%

0.1%

Labour-related

3

0.2%

0.1%

Sub-total

246

14.2%

8.4%

Accidental killings (e.g. accidental discharge of firearm)

10

0.6%

0.3%

Total known

1727

100.0%

59.3%

Unknown

1185

0.0%

40.7%

TOTAL

2912

Source: SAPS, Annual Crime Report 2015/2016, Addendum to the SAPS Annual Report, 31 August 2016