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Documentation centre for Moslems in Austria (Dokustelle für Muslime in Österreich) (2017) , Anti-Muslim Racism Report (Antimuslimischer Rassismusreport 2015), Vienna

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Religious organisation


Documentation centre for Moslems in Austria | Dokustelle für Muslime in Österreich

Main Thematic Focus

Hate crime Hate speech

Target Population


Key findings

In 2016, 253 Islam-hatred and anti-Muslim incidents have been reported and documented. In 2015, 156 incidents were documented. This is an increase of 62%. The majority of the attacks and insults happened in the public sphere or the semi-public sphere (62%) and 18% happened in the internet. 31% of all reported incidents were verbal attacks against persons, 30% hate speech and 12% were attacks against Islam institutions.

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

quantitative (statistics on incidents as reported by victims or witnesses)
qualitative (description of cases, expert assessments); the authors do not claim to be complete

Sample details and representativeness

N/A - not applicable - not applicable

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