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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657. Fake Hate: Police File Charges Against Ohio Man Who Allegedly Faked Anti-Palestinian Hate Crime / Hospitalized 20yo Palestinian-American Hesham Ayyad blames injuries on truculent Jewish hit-and-run driver. Police confirm he was actually beaten by 19yo brother Khalil. / 2023-11-19
Type of hoax: charged with inventing crime


North Ridgeville Ohio

Police confirm injuries actually inflicted by victim's brother