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
175. Update: False claim by anti-illegal immigration student / Michelle Malkin reports on a suspected fake hate crime hoax by a teenage girl who claimed she was attacked by a gang of students for holding an anti illegal immigration sign. / 2008-04-09
177. How the left is faking an epidemic of hate crime / "If you can’t stand the heat, manufacture a hate-crime epidemic." An opinion column, backed up by references. / 2010-03-27
Type of hoax: suspected


Athens GA

A 13 year old claimed to have been attacked for holding up a sign criticizing illegal immigration. The school district superintendent said she will be charged with making a false claim.