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 2015 Data
Figure includes crimes of incitement to hatred.
Following its Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the Austrian authorities supported recommendations to review national hate crime legislation, to establish a system to collect comprehensive data on reported hate crimes, prosecutions and sentences, and to effectively investigate and prosecute hate crimes, including those motivated by intolerance against Muslims.
Following its Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the Austrian authorities made the commitment to examine and respond to the recommendation to ensure that law enforcement officials conduct thorough and prompt investigations into hate crimes against LGBT people.