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 313.

Articles/programs Details
440. Update: 1,094 Bias-Related Incidents in the Month Following the Election / The SPLC estimates that just over 1% of reported hate crimes are fake / 2016-12-16
441. Trump is ignoring the Minnesota mosque bombing. We know why. / The author claims that he "knows" the president is ignoring a suspected hate crime at a Minnesota mosque because "the administration is more than willing to sacrifice different segments of the American / 2017-08-10
Type of hoax: not a hoax


Bloomington MN

We don't know whether it is a hoax or not, but the author of the Guardian article about it does.