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
632. Police dispute claim of ‘racially motivated’ vandalism against black Michigan student / Two physical bulletin boards created by a black student were vandalized. He claims the valdalism was racially motivated. However, there is no evidence of this. / 2022-04-27
Type of hoax: suspected


Ann Arbor MI

The University of Michigan’s police department said that it does not have reason yet to believe the attack is due to Solomon Lucy’s race.