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 171.

Articles/programs Details
222. Black family targeted with hateful graffiti / A black family discovered KKK references, swastikas and racial slurs spray painted around their home and in their neighborhood. / 2009-06-21
Type of hoax: suspected


Clark County WA

Hateful graffiti is unlikely to be believed by real extremists to help their agenda