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) (2014), Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Verfassungsschutzbericht), Vienna

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Year

2014

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

Hate crime

Target Population

Right-wing extremists

Key findings

In 2014, the Austrian security authorities registered a total of 750 right-wing extremist, xenophobic/racist, Islamophobic, or other criminal acts. In connection with the criminal offences mentioned, 1,201 offences were reported in Austria in 2014. Compared to 2013, in 2014 the activities of an Islamophobic movement consisting of younger neo-Nazis and persons coming from student and fraternity environments significantly increased. In its propaganda this movement focussed on the “identity of its own people”. Their declar4ed intention is to protect the respective country, if not “Europe as a whole“, against “Islamisation“ and mass immigration.

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

quantitative (statistics on incidents)
qualitative (expert assessments)

Sample details and representativeness

N/A

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