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
Three teenagers in custody on suspicion of burning swastikas into yard and streets in San Gabriel Valley / Three teenage boys were in custody Monday after authorities determined they were to blame for the recent barrage of crudely drawn swastikas burned into a lawn and onto a few streets in the San Gabriel /
Type of hoax: crime but not hate crime


San Dimas CA

No identified target of the "hate."