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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 YouTube personality in 'gay hate crime attack' charged with making false police report after 'faking injuries' / A man said he was assaulted outside a West Hollywood club has been charged with filing a false police report and faking his injuries. London-native Calum McSwiggan – who runs a LGBT and lifestyle ch / 2016-06-
 Calum McSwiggan summoned to court over fake hate crime claims / Calum McSwiggan has been charged in Los Angeles with faking injuries which he claimed were the result of a homophobic hate crime. / 2016-07-20
Type of hoax: charged with inventing crime


Los Angeles CA

Los Angeles Sheriff's Department has charged Calum McSwiggan with making a false police report after he was allegedly seen hitting himself with a phone in jail.