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 in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.

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  Another Fake Hate Crime? Arrest Discredits Tennessee Anti-Gay Case / A man who told police he had been robbed and beaten at a Paris health food store a few days before Thanksgiving was arrested after he allegedly withheld information about the incident and has now been / 2013-12-28
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Paris TN

Man arrested for allegedly faking a homophobic hate crime in Tennessee.