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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579. French Schoolgirl Admits She Made Up Story Causing Teacher’s Beheading / French schoolgirl accuses teacher of teaching a lesson disrespectful to Muslims, on a day when she was not even in attendance. Radical Muslims beheaded teacher in retaliation. / 2021-03-10
Type of hoax: convicted - crime never took place


Paris France

Schoolgirl and dad charged with terrorism and slander of teacher murdered over girl's hate hoax.