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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 Acid Attack Hoax: Why Did She Say Attacker Was Black? / Bethany Storro, the Portland woman who claimed that an unknown black woman threw acid in her face, yesterday admitted she'd made up the story. / 2010-09-17
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Portland OR

A white Portland woman burned her own face with acid and claimed a black woman had committed the crime.