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.
The Ministry of Interior began implementing a two-year EU-funded project to introduce systems for hate crime recording as part of the process for crime registration, which currently focuses on recording politically motivated crime, in particular right-wing extremism.
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) published relevant recommendations in its "Concluding observations on the ninth periodic report of Austria."
ODIHR observes that Austria has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.