The agricultural department of a bank in South Africa has calculated the per
capita murder rate of ethno-European farmers to be four (4) times greater than
the average murder rate for the population of South Africa. This comparative
trend analysis of murder rates for specific ethnic groups is troubling. If the per
capita murder rate of the population as a whole has decreased over recent years
as the South African government claims, but at the same time the per capita
murder rate of a specific group (in this case Boer farmers) has increased, it is
reason for alarm.