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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656. ASU Law Professor Deletes Viral Tweet Detailing Fake Racial Attack Against Muslims / ASU law professor with large social media following posts claims of hate crimes against Muslims that are later proven to be fakes / 2023-11-14
Type of hoax: charged with inventing crime


Phoenix Arizona

ASU law professor publishes reports of fake hate crimes against Muslims