Dec 6, 2019

Uber had 6,000 US sexual assault reports in two years

Uber said it received almost 6,000 reports of sexual assault in the United States in 2017 and 2018. The report showed 5,981 sexual assault incidents were reported out of the 2.3bn US trips over the two-year period. Uber described it as a complex project that was two years in the making, with much of that time spent auditing the data ensure to accuracy. Uber said 3,045 sexual assault reports were made in 2018 compared with 2,936 in 2017. Passenger safety, in particular sexual violence, have been major challenges for Uber and its US rival Lyft, as well as China's Didi.

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