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.

Report 298.

Articles/programs Details
416. Hate Crime By 'White America' Leads To Black Man's Arrest / Nepal-Indian merchant threatened with torture if he didn't leave country. Signed "White America." Police arrested black man after reviewing video tape. /
417. Police charge man in connection with arson, hate crime of E. Charlotte business / Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police charged an African-American man in connection with lighting the front door of an east Charlotte business, owned by an Indian, on fire, and leaving a note claiming to be fro / 2017-04-09
Type of hoax: crime but not hate crime


Charlotte NC

A black man has been charged with leaving a threatening letter outside a Nepali/Indian store claiming to come from "White America".