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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309. FBI: Assault near University of Iowa campus not hate crime / It was reported as a hate crime but the FBI determined that it was not. / 2016-05-16
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Iowa City Iowa

The article says the family issued an apology and said that his account of the incident was inconsistent with police findings.