The number of crimes committed by “foreigners” in Austria
increased to 40 percent of the total in 2016, a new government report
says. Interior Minister Herbert Kickl says a “strict asylum policy” is
needed to tackle the issue.
In 2016, some 500,000 offenses were registered in Austria, with 40 percent of them being committed by “foreigners,”
a new security report presented by the Interior Ministry says.
According to Kickl, the number of foreign offenders increased by 13
The Austrian vice chancellor and head of the right-wing
populist Freedom Party (FPO), Heinz-Christian Strache, also told
journalists following the government meeting that asylum seekers
accounted for almost 46 percent of foreign offenders. He described the
figure as “significant”
and called for a stricter refugee policy.