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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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


Springfield VA

A 12-year-old black girl claimed racist white boys had cut off her dreadlocks. Then she admitted she'd made it up.