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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614. HATE HOAX: Police say no hate crime in viral high school hijab incident / Following a viral altercation involving a hijab that occurred at Fairfax High School on Dec. 14 that prompted CAIR-backed student protests, the Fairfax Police Department have concluded that there is no / 2021-12-20
615. HOAX ALERT: Hate crime against Muslim high school student did NOT happen / A female Muslim high school student in Virginia admitted last week that an alleged hate crime against her did not actually happen. / 2021-12-20
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place


Fairfax VA

Hijab-ripping fake hate crimes happen. The biggest upsurge occurred just after the election of Donald Trump on 2016.