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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630. Two black girls wrote ‘All [n-words] should die’ graffiti in latest hate-crime hoax / Two black girls identified as the likely culprits of penciled racial slur graffiti at a CA public high school. The unnamed teenagers “were observed writing a racial obscenity,” on March 22, according t / 2022-03-30
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Sacramento CA

Sheriff: Video shows racist graffiti on school wall written by two black girls