Austria regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Austria's hate crime laws are a combination of a general penalty-enhancement provision and a substantive offence. The data reported to ODIHR do not present cases of hate crime and hate speech separately. Hate crime data are collected by the Provincial Agencies for State Protection and Counter Terrorism and the Federal Agency for State Protection and Counter Terrorism (BVT) of the Interior Ministry, as well as by the Ministry of Justice. Hate crime data are regularly published.
Police officers participated in a workshop on prevention and sensitization.
In its "Resolution on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities", the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers recommended that Austria combat hate crime more effectively through investigation and prosecution.
ODIHR observes that Austria has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.