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
103. Cops: 2 whites attacked black teen / 1992-09-29
104. Cops say teen 'bias victim' was lying / 1992-10-03
Type of hoax: admitted - victim or accomplice(s) committed crime


Brooklyn NY

A 16 yr old black girl said two 17 yr old white youths had yelled ethnic slurs, ripped her blouse, smeared lipstick on her chest and neck, struck her in the face and fled. She recanted the whole story 4 days later.