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 recommended, as are the websites Watching the Watchdogs and Fake Hate Map.

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237. Most US hate crime not reported, justice statistics say / "Nearly two in three hate crimes in the US are not reported to police as victims doubt police can or will help, justice department statistics showed. Experts said the data comes amid a rise in the n / 2013-03-21
Type of hoax: suspected


No serious attempt to establish if hate crimes are rising.