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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267. Hercules Transgender Teen Admits Making Up Story Of School Bathroom Assault / A transgender student at Hercules High School who reported being sexually assaulted in a school bathroom has admitted to making the story up, according to police. / 2014-03-04
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Contra Costa CA

Transgender school student admits to inventing attack. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano had said in a statement before the student’s admission was revealed, “We also have to hold the adults accountable for not providing a safe environment for all students.”