Sexual assaults committed by migrants in Austria rose by 133 percent in 2016
There are big problems with other cultures
According to the Ministry of the Interior, a further 438 Austrians were involved in other sexual assaults.
But there were no official records on their country of origin.
National Councillor Christian Lausch, from the The Freedom Party of Austria, criticised these statistics for failing to show that “many of the ‘Austrians’ did in fact have an immigrant background”.
At present, about 47 per cent of the prisoners in Austrian jails are foreigners, data from Statista showed.
A member of law enforcement in Vienna’s largest judicial institution, who did not want be named, said: “The number of ‘real’ Austrians [convicted] for rapes is negligible. There are big problems with other cultures.”
Austrian Interior minister Wolfgang Sobotka said that the uptick in assaults was deeply worrying
Both Germany and Austrian police are on high alert to protect women
Markus Ulbig said that that 169 sexual offences had been committed by migrants in 2016 in his state
Both Germany and Austrian law enforcement officials are on high alert to protect women.
Men who were living in Maghreb states were often repeat offenders, according to Ulbig.
He said: “Almost three quarters of all Algerian immigrants have popped up as suspects.”