Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults during US rides in 2018

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults during US rides in 2018

In the first of its kind safety report, Uber said it had received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault, including 229 rapes, across the company’s 1.3 billion rides in the US in 2018. Uber noted that drivers and riders were both attacked. In 2017, Uber said 2,936 sexual assaults were reported, and that 99.9% of all of its 2.3 billion trips in 2017 and 2018 ended without any safety incidents.

Tom A
Tom A
porcus 3 months

I wonder what the statistics are for all the taxi companies in the US are? Be an interesting comparison to see if Uber is better/safer than taxis or not.

VaasDC 3 months

"The company also said that reports of assaults on passengers overlooked the risks for drivers. Riders in fact accounted for roughly half of the accused parties in cases of sexual assault, it said." one says 6000 the other says 3000 and also says part of the complaints are passengers. so .... Reuters also says its figures of a 16% drop. isnt that a good thing, 3000 for 1.3 billion rides.

Paul C
Paul C 3 months

Clearly need more female drivers as I've never even been flirted with.

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 3 months

How many police reports?

Michael Mantion
Michael Mantion 3 months

odd thing is every one that goes public and up being disproved by video. how hard is it to require the driver to have a $30 car camera

O'Brien 3 months

I’d be more inclined to blame rapists.

Paul C
Paul C 3 months

Geez, is it a contest to see if Lyft can rape more that Uber?! Wonder how many accused drivers are double dipping (i.e. driving for both companies)?

Rasmus Lindgren
Rasmus Lindgren 3 months

Don't get me wrong, all of those individual acts are horrible but statistically It's basically nothing. Which is great! Like someone else said in the comments, it'd be interesting to see the difference between Taxi and Uber

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 3 months

I still remember childhood lessons I learned like not getting into stranger's vehicles or picking up hitchhikers. Welcome to the 21st century.

White mana matters
White mana matters 3 months

This cross between Uber and Tinder is just not working out.

Paul C
Paul C 3 months

I know a couple of women that refuse to use Uber or Lyft.

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 3 months

I wonder what the gender breakdown is as well. I remember listening to a podcast where a male driver was talking about how he was badly groped by a bunch of drunk women. Women(at least in America) seem to feel entitled to men's bodies. Stay safe out there my dudes!

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 3 months

most uber riders are female. most uber rapes are performed by the rider.

Michael Mantion
Michael Mantion 3 months

nooooooo 3000 accusations. my guess is 30 sexual assault out of billions of rides.

Indo 3 months

Sad to know that we have the knowledge n the technology but not the means to use them appropriately enuf. Boo hoo hoo.

Sir_Kutz 3 months

And until there are criminal charges for the execs that allow this it will continue. It the beauty of their business model. “They are contractors, not employees. We don’t have control over them”. Bullocks!

Ywacch 3 months

Reply if you eat poop

Dave 3 months

I too am a conisour of the FakeTaxi videos.

Kenguru Safari
Kenguru Safari 3 months

but "muh penis"

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