Federal Ministry of the Interior, Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counterterrorism (Bundesministerium für Inneres, Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung) (2015), Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Verfassungsschutzbericht), Vienna

Country

Austria Austria

Title

Federal Ministry of the Interior, Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counterterrorism (Bundesministerium für Inneres, Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung) (2015), Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Verfassungsschutzbericht), Vienna

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Year

2016

Type of publication

Report

Geographical coverage

National

Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Public authority

Institution

Austria, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counterterrorism | Bundesministerium für Inneres, Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia

Target Population

Right-wing extremists

Key findings

According to the Ministry report, the right-wing extremist scene increasingly devote considerable amounts of resources to their movements. In 2016, the Austrian security authorities registered a total of 1,313 right-wing extremist, xenophobic/ racist, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic as well as unspecific or other criminal acts. Compared to 2015 (1,156 offences) there was an increase by 13.6 percent.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

quantitative (statistics on incidents)
qualitative (expert assessments)

Sample details and representativeness

N/A - not applicable - not applicable

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