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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474. Ohio University Student Senate member who claimed to have received death threats arrested for making false alarms / Anna Ayers, commissioner of the Ohio University Student Senate Appropriations Commission, was arrested by the OU Police Department on Monday and charged with three counts of making false ala
475. Fabricating Hate Crimes Is a Byproduct of Victimhood Ideology on College Campuses / Tries to explain the Anna Ayers fake hate crime case at Ohio Univeristy in terms of victimhood culture. / 2018-10-19
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


Athens Ohio

LGBTQ Student Senate member alleged she received death threats. She was later arrested because she sent herself those same threats.