Aus­trian hate crimes up

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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.

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