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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Articles/programs Details
308. There Have Been Over 100 Hate Crime Hoaxes In The Past Decade / A list of fake hate crimes from 2007 thru 2016 / 2016-05-02
363. 15 Hate Hoaxes You Can Dispel This Thanksgiving / A list of alleged fake hate crime reports following the election of Donald Trump as president of the USA. / 2016-11-24
Type of hoax: suspected


New York NY

Various hate crime hoaxes, many of them listed elsewhere on this site