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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500. The Hate-Crime Epidemic That Never Was: A Seattle Case Study / The Seattle Times recently reported that an epidemic of hate crimes is taking place in the Emerald City. According to the newspaper, more than 500 bias incidents were reported to Seattle police in 2018 / 2019-07-07
501. Reported hate crimes and incidents up nearly 400% in Seattle since 2012 / Reported hate crimes and incidents are up nearly 400% in Seattle since 2012 / 2019-05-09
Type of hoax: suspected


Seattle WA

Wilfrid Reilly, author of 'Hate Crime Hoax', explains why a hate-crime epidemic never was.