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 2011 Data
Figures represent the total number of offences with xenophobic/racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic motives. Austria provides hate crime data disaggregated by bias motivation, and separately, by crime type. Data broken down by bias motivation only is presented here. Data includes crimes of incitement to hatred.
The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodic Review, encouraged Austria to establish a comprehensive system for recording and monitoring racist crimes. It also encouraged increased efforts to combat violence and discrimination against Roma.