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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 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.