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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 Alleged hate crimes against gay Delta man were staged, police say / Suspected hate crimes against a Delta man who said he was attacked for being gay were actually staged by him, police confirmed Tuesday. The man's attorney called his actions a "cry for help." Ric / 2015-06-30
 Police say Utah man admits to vandalism, injuries originally reported as anti-gay / An investigation into a string of purported hate crimes, which included "Die Fag" being carved into the arm of a gay Delta man, took a detour on Tuesday after police said the man admitted to harming hi / 2015-06-30
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place


Delta Utah

Gay man claims he was assaulted, admits wounds were self inflicted