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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593. Can hate crime data be easily manipulated? / Michelle Dewberry of GB News demolishes the latest claim of an 'increase' in hate, citing the Crown Prosecution definition of an incident as anything which anyone, the alleged victim, or anyone else, f / 2021-07-16
Type of hoax: suspected


London UK

GB News demolishes the claim that 'race and religious hate offences hit record high in 2020'