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.

Report 189.

Articles/programs Details
260. The (fake) Hate Crime Epidemic / A summary of some recent fake hate crimes, plus some other examples of exaggeration of oppression / 2013-12-06
261. You’ll Never Guess Who Is the Police’s Prime Suspect in Racist ‘Hate Crime’ Against Half-Black Eighth-Grade Football Player / Investigators looking into an alleged racist hate crime aimed at an eight-grade football player in Lunenburg, Mass., reportedly have just one suspect — the boy’s mother. / 2013-12-
262. HATE HOAX at Vassar College: Transsexual Busted in Fake Hate Scam (Video) / Reports of bias incidents at Vassar College that involved hateful messages left on students’ doors were actually elaborate hoaxes — and the perpetrator is none other than the student member of the Bias / 2013-12-04
Type of hoax: suspected


Boston MA

A series of alleged fake hate crimes - the details can be found in Matt Walsh's story