fakehatecrimes.org

fake hate crimes: a database of hate crime hoaxes in the usa



The purpose of this site is to compile a comprehensive database of the false reports of "hate crimes" committed (mostly) in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the original book on this subject. The books Hate Crime Hoax and Hate Crimes: Criminal Law & Identity Politics are recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.
These graphs chart reports of fake hate crimes over time. The early reports (1979 thru 1994) are from Laird Wilcox's book 'Crying Wolf' (PDF). From then on, most reports are from online news sources. The data does not show the ratio of fake to real hate crimes.