More and more people do not feel safe in the Austrian capital – 75 percent said this in a survey by eXXpress. Cases of assault and discrimination are also increasing in Vienna’s night-time restaurants. This was the result of a survey commissioned by the Vienna Club Commission (VCC). Given the results, research institute Educult recognized the urgent need for action. The survey on the safety situation in Vienna’s nightlife was conducted among both guests and people working in connection with bars or events. 2200 people took part in this online study.
According to one transmission, the feeling of safety or the experience of problematic situations largely depends on characteristics such as gender, skin color or sexual orientation. 65 percent of all respondents have personally experienced discrimination, harassment or assault at least once. 25 percent of the people surveyed said that they are affected by it regularly or occasionally.
“On behalf of the entire VCC team, I want to thank everyone involved in making this data now available. When it comes to the issue of safety in Vienna’s nightlife, we at VCC – nay, all of us – have to ask ourselves the question: How will we deal with this in the future? The answer is: We should never tire of raising critical questions on structures – including our own structures,” emphasizes Martina Brunner from the management of the Vienna Club Commission.