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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515. Virginia sixth-grader now says she falsely accused classmates of cutting her hair / Last week, The 12-year-old, who is African American, said three white male students held her down in a school playground a week ago during recess, covered her mouth, called her insulting names and used / 2019-09-30
516. Why we keep falling for hate-crime hoaxes / Starting with this recent Virginia case, Andy Ngo asks why Americans are so credulous of these stories. "Left-wing activists and the mainstream media refuse to learn lessons about hate-crime hoaxes." / 2019-10-03
Type of hoax: admitted - crime never took place


fairfax VA

Victim family admitted that it was hoax.