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 337.

Articles/programs Details
469. Police: Alleged victim falsely reported hate crime / 2018-04-10
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place


Woodbridge VA

Alleged assault by black man on 13yr old girl, calling her a "terrorist". Never happened.