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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652. VA State U's claim of racial slurs unfounded / Claims by VA State U alums of "racial slurs and monkey noises" from Guilford women's soccer fans during game refuted by investigation. / 2023-10-04
Type of hoax: convicted - crime never took place


Greensboro VA

Historically black college’s allegations of fan racism debunked by investigation