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
331. Muslim woman fined after LYING about being attacked for wearing hijab / A Muslim woman claimed she was attacked for wearing a hijab. CCTV footage showed she was on her own. / 2016-01-08
343. Woman who lied about being attacked for wearing a hijab fined / A woman, known only as Miss Choudhury, who claimed she was subjected to a racist assault – telling the police and media she’d been targeted for wearing a hijab – has been fined for wasting police time / 2016-01-08
Type of hoax: convicted - crime never took place


Birmingham UK

Miss Choudhury was convicted of wasting police time after they'd spent hours going through CCTV footage and found no crime being committed where and when she claimed she had been punched in the face by a stranger. She had said she was too scared to walk alone after the made-up attack and claimed Muslims were being targeted after the atrocities in the French capital.