Migrant gangs have been bringing fear to Vienna
Muggings and beatings are becoming commonplace in the historic capital city, with passersby being attacked on almost a daily basis.
Noted Viennese viola player Michael Buchmann is one of the latest victims of the roaming gangs which are predominantly made-up of immigrants.
The 48-year-old musician’s career with the world-renowned Vienna Symphony Orchestra is now under threat after his middle finger was broken when he was beaten up after telling a group of migrant teens they were not allowed to smoke in the subway station.
Gangs are grouping together determined by their ethnicity, with different groups laying claim to different parts of the city.
The Praterstern area, just outside central Vienna, is now controlled by North Africans and is considered the worst area in the city for crime.
Despite police increasing their presence in the area it has become riddled with crime.
There have been large protests against the numbers of migrants entering Austria
On the other side of the city, the area surrounding the West Railway Station has been taken over by Afghans who have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Afghans and Chechens have been engaging in serious clashes, with street fights and dozens of people being injured becoming the norm.
Austrian police have worked hard over the years to make the central subway station of Karlsplatz a safe place after it was taken over by drug problems and Austrian gangsters.
However it is yet again a no-go area, with the gangsters replaced by migrants engaging in gang fights.
Train stations in Vienna have become crime hubs
Austria has seen a 133 per cent increase in migrant sex attacks since 2015
Recently, a well-known Austrian journalist was brutally attacked in Karlsplatz by a gang and is still recovering from a broken shoulder.
Another recent attack involved a 26-year-old man from Linz, a city in between Salzburg and Vienna, got into a fight with two migrant boys and challenged them to a one-on-one fist fight.
The two boys quickly organised reinforcements and 13 of them beat up the Austrian man as well as stealing his valuables.
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An African migrant is helped by emergency personnel after crossing the border fence between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta
Crimes carried out by migrants in Austria have risen rapidly over the past year as more arrive in the country.
Last year, there were a total 22,000 criminal complaints against migrants, up from 14,000 in 2015, the Austrian Interior Ministry revealed.
Sex attacks carried out by asylum seekers has become a serious problem in Austria, with a 133 per cent increase in migrant sex attacks in the past year since the migrant crisis erupted.
Swimming pools and other public venues have become some of the most prevalent areas for attacks to take place.