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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636. Exclusive: Racist Comments at BYU Volleyball Game Never Happened, Sources Suggest / BYU fans accused of racial epithets and threats against a black Duke women’s volleyball player. Evidence shows it never happened. / 2022-08-30
Type of hoax: suspected


Provo UT

The investigation revealed it was a fraud.