Administration of Justice

Austria - A Country Study (Library of Congress)

The Country Study presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political and national security systems and institutions of Austria.

Facts and Data
Provides an overview of crime in Austria and includes statistics for many types of offenses.


German only.

Statistik Austria

Includes various databanks of statistical information, as well as some on-line statistical publications. German only.

Statistisches Jahrbuch Österreichs

Includes various subtables of national and international statistical information, including a section on justice. German only.

The World Factbook (CIA)

Provides a description of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues of Austria. Other country descriptions are written to a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.


Convictions - Judicial Crime Statistics

This above link offers information in English about criminal convictions in Austria as well as a PDF of the tabulated data. Also find on this page a link to the German language page with more data and tables on criminal convictions.

Foreign Prisoners in Austrian Penitentiary Institutions

This report presents data, analysis and recommendations on Austria's foreign prisoner population. Included in the report are overviews on trends; penalties and measures; the prison system; the involvement of consulates, embassies, Ministries of home countries, probation services of home countries, and NGOs; and national legislation. Other sections include: treatment of foreign prisoners, administrative detention of prisoners, nationals detained abroad, and evaluation and recommendations. In English.

Corruption & Fraud

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe
GRECO evaluation procedures involve the collection of information through questionnaire(s), on-site country visits enabling evaluation teams to solicit further information during high-level discussions with domestic key players, and drafting of evaluation reports. These reports, which are examined and adopted by GRECO, contain recommendations to the evaluated countries in order to improve their level of compliance with the provisions under consideration. Measures taken to implement recommendations are subsequently assessed by GRECO under a separate compliance procedure. (website)

Drugs & Alcohol

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview

This overview presents a comprehensive overview of the drugs situation in Austria. Topics covered in the country overview include: drug use among the general population and young people, prevention, problem drug use, treatment demand, drug-related infectious diseases, drug-related deaths, treatment responses, harm reduction responses, drug markets and drug-related offences, national drug laws, national drug strategy, coordination mechanism in the field of drugs and drug-related research. Also included in the country report are key statistics on the drug situation and a barometer that indicates the prevalence profile and relative rating of the country.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - National Reports
Commissioned each year by the EMCDDA and produced by the national focal points of the Reitox network, the National reports draw an overall picture of the drug phenomenon at national level in each EU Member state.

Human Rights

Amnesty International - International Report

An overview of the current human rights status of Austria as determined by the Amnesty International Report. In Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Austria
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Austria
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Austria, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (website).

Freedom Watch - Political Rights and Civil Liberties
Country report including basis political, economic, and social data arranged in the following categories: population, gross national income per capita (GNI/per capita), life-expectancy, religious groups, ethnic groups, captial, political rights, civil liberties, status, and a ten-year ratings timeline.

Law & the Courts

Justice Section of the Austrian Statistical Yearbook

This German language document offers information about the operations of Austrian courts as well as crime statistics up to 2006.

Police & Law Enforcement

Crimes recorded by the police - Police Criminal Statistics

This above link offers information in English about crimes recorded by the police in Austria as well as a PDF of the tabulated data.

Research & Statistics

Statistics Austria - Facts & Figures
This PDF document relates a wide range of data about Austria. Of special note to WCJLN users is the section titled "Criminality." (website)