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 also recommended.

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Articles/programs Details
623. Hoax? Racial slur victim stops talking, cops close investigation / A resident of Hawthorn Hall at the public Ohio university “contacted the Emergency Communication Center (ECC) in regards to speaking with an Officer about her white board being knocked off of her door / 2022-02-16
Type of hoax: suspected


Dayton OH

A student at Wright State University who said she is the victim of a racist act no longer wants to speak to the police.