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 in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the only book dedicated to this subject so far.

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 Man admits to faking hate crime in Malden / A black man in Malden, MA admits that he falsely claimed to have been racially harassed & intimidated by two white men / 2016-11-18
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Malden MA

Black man in Malden, MA admits filing false report of hate crime