VIENNA (AA) — At least 1,479 racist incidents were reported across Austria last year, according to a new report released on Tuesday.
More than half of racist incidents, 68%, took place on online forums, social media, and video platforms, according to the annual report by the Vienna-based rights group Civil Courage and Anti-Racism Work (ZARA).
A total of 167 racist incidents took place in public, on streets, in traffic areas, or in parks.
Muslim families and Black people were among those who faced racist discrimination, insults, or violence.
At least 134 people were subject to racist treatment in the service and entertainment sectors, according to the report.
ZARA also documented 85 racist incidents in public institutions, as well as 59 cases of racist violence by the police.
The report was based on interviews by victims of racist violence, those who filed complaints, and witnesses of racist incidents.