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.
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