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 recent book Hate Crime Hoax also adds to Wilcox's work. Watching the Watchdogs is very useful, and so is Fake Hate Map.

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Articles/programs Details
 Black family targeted with hateful graffiti / A black family discovered KKK references, swastikas and racial slurs spray painted around their home and in their neighborhood. / 2009-06-21
Type of hoax: suspected


Clark County WA

Hateful graffiti is unlikely to be believed by real extremists to help their agenda