August 9, 2018
Despite an average decline in crime across Austria, foreigners now make up nearly half of the suspects in criminal cases, and more than half of suspects in the capital city of Vienna.
In the first six months of 2018, overall crime has declined by ten percent under the conservative-populist coalition government of the Austrian People’s Party and the Freedom Party.
What has become alarming to some is that foreigners now make up 40 percent of all criminal suspects in Austria, with the city of Vienna having the most foreign suspects at some 51.4 percent, reports Kronen Zeitung.
The number of reported murder cases has also risen from 33 last year to 34 during the same period in 2018.
Another crime that has gone up significantly has been the number of reported rapes. In the first six months of 2017, 261 rape cases were reported, compared to 374 this year — an increase of 43.3 percent.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 6:13 am