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 also recommended.

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Post-election anti-Latino message at Elon U. turns out to be a hoax … by a Latino student http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/29937/ online article 2016-11-13
Yasmin Seweid’s arrest highlights pressures on some Muslim teenage girls http://europe.newsweek.com/yasmin-seweid-falsified-... online article 2016-12-15
A supposed outpouring of online hatred against Jo Cox, a murdered MP, was exaggerated http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21711931-trol... online article 2016-12-17
Cops: Man faked 'KKK' hate crime, own kidnapping after lighting car on fire http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/o... online article 2016-12-12
Muslim college student who claimed Trump supporters attacked her on the subway under arrest for making story up http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/muslim-woman-re... online article 2016-12-14
SHE MADE IT UP: NYPD Arrests Muslim Girl Who Claimed Attack by Trump Supporters http://heatst.com/life/she-made-it-up-nypd-arrests-... online article 2016-12-14
New York firefighter 'set fire to own home in attempt to frame Black Lives Matter' http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/new-york-firefighter-set-f... online article 2016-12-09
Texas Muslim Pleads Guilty to Setting Fire to His Own Mosque http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/12/11/texas-mus... online article 2016-12-11
Terror from the right https://www.splcenter.org/20100126/terror-right online article 2015-11-01
Southern Poverty Law Center Calls Islamic and Black Lives Matter Attacks ‘Radical-Right Terrorist Plots’ http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/10/... online article 2016-12-10
School’s ‘Social Justice League’ goes bonkers over MAGA post http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8498 online article 2016-12-06
Trump-related ‘hate crimes’ against white children omitted from liberal group’s report http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/5/sout... online article 2016-12-05
Report buried Trump-related ‘hate crimes’ against white kids http://nypost.com/2016/12/05/report-buried-trump-re... online article 2016-12-05
Man arrested after pro-Trump, racist graffiti spree in Philadelphia http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/05/black-man-arre... online article 2016-12-05
15 Hate Hoaxes You Can Dispel This Thanksgiving http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/11/24/15-hate-h... online article 2016-11-24
FBI UCR victim demographic analysis https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2015/topic-pages/vic... online article 2015-12-31
FBI: UCR 2015 Hate Crime Statistics https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2015/resource-pages/... online article 2015-12-31
Villanova U. ends probe into report of post election incident http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20161203_Vil... online article 2016-12-03
Villanova ends investigation of alleged post-election hate crime, keeps mum on details http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/30234/ online article 2016-12-03
Man charged with post-election vandalism in South Philly http://6abc.com/politics/man-charged-with-post-elec... online article 2016-12-01
Student’s Reaction to Trump Win: ‘Suck It Up, Pussies.’ Police Are Investigating This Hate Crime. http://reason.com/blog/2016/11/23/students-reaction... online article 2016-11-23
Pro-Trump message investigated as hate crime http://www.mindingthecampus.org/2016/11/pro-trump-m... online article 2016-11-27
'I Just Want Them to Stop': Chicago Student Says Threatening 'Trump' Note Taped to Her Door http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/north-park-har... tv program 2016-11-15
Another pro-Trump ‘hate crime’ deemed a hoax http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8445 online article 2016-11-24
BG police say student lied about politically driven attack http://www.13abc.com/content/news/BG-police-say-stu... online article 2016-11-17
Man admits to faking hate crime in Malden http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/201... online article 2016-11-18
Texas man vandalizes own truck with anti-police messages, blames it on Black Lives Matter activists: cops http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-vandal... online article 2016-11-18
Facebook claim https://www.facebook.com/hinkwei.tu/posts/102100171... online article 2016-11-10
Reports of racial vandalism post election at UWSP http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Reports-of-racial-... online article 2016-11-11
Reddit hate crime hoaxes https://www.reddit.com/r/HateCrimeHoaxes/ online article 2016-11-12

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