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.

Report 155.

Articles/programs Details
200. Alumna charged with two felonies / Professor Kerri Dunn of Claremont College was convicted of insurance fraud after faking a hate crime in which slurs about Jews and black people were written on her car she got a year in jail. `Steve / 2012-12-01
211. Colleges perfect milieu for hate crime hoaxes / A list of hate crime hoaxes at campuses, including the Kerri Dunn racism case, with an explanation of why. "A person who is a victim of a hate crime can probably expect to get almost universal sympa / 2004-04-20
212. Stomping Out (Phony) Hate Crimes / "Racism is bad. But so are scam artists who exploit our sympathies by making false hate-crime claims." The author argues that Kerri Dunn was so egregiously exploitative of campus culture it might ca / 2004-05-03
Type of hoax: convicted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Los Angeles CA

Kerri Dunn was charged with insurance fraud after witnesses said she had vandalized her own car with anti-Semitic and racist slurs. Convicted of insurance fraud, she got a year in jail.