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
110. Youths made up racial-attack story / 3 black youths on a bicycle stealing spree claimed they had been attacked by a group of white men. Cleveland sgt. Reynolds said they fabricated the story to conceal their crimes. The prosecutor con /
Type of hoax: suspected


Cleveland OH

According to Cleveland prosecutor Mark McClain "After the police talked to everyone, it was clear there was no racially motivated attack".