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.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2017||302||Not available||Not available|
|2016||425||Not available||Not available|
|2015||395||Not available||Not available|
|2014||186||Not available||Not available|
|2013||110||Not available||Not available|
|2012||91||Not available||Not available|
|2009||62||Not available||Not available|
About 2012 Data
Figure includes crimes of incitement to hatred.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that Austria increase efforts to prosecute and punish forms of discrimination, including hate crime, and to intensify the training for prosecutors, judges, lawyers, other judicial and police officers in the criminal justice system on the principles of the Convention.
ODIHR observes that Austria has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.