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.

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Articles/programs Details
210. Lesbian couple accused of faking hate crime at Colorado home / "Two lesbians who claimed to be victims of a hate crime last year when hateful messages were scrawled on their Colorado home are now being accused of perpetrating a hoax." / 2012-05-18
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Parker CO

Homophobic threats were scrawled on a Colorado home. Its lesbian inhabitants are accused of doing it to themselves in order to make their neighbors look bigoted because of a dispute over a dog.