Austrian hate crimes up
VIENNA: Far-right crimes in Austria rose to a new high last year, continuing an increase in the previous year, following the arrival of numbers of mostly Muslim migrants, a report said yesterday.
Authorities recorded 1 313 incidents related to far-right radicalism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, up almost 14% from 2015, which also saw a record-high, the Interior Ministry said. Around 40% take place on the internet, said the director of its security agency. The rest include physical attacks on people and property, incitement and threats or the sale and wearing of Nazi memorabilia.