Uber: Over 3,000 Sex Assaults Reported on Rides in 2018

Over 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during Uber rides in the U.S. in 2018, according to an eye-opening company safety report released Thursday.

That number includes 229 reported rapes in the ride service’s 1.3 billion trips in the U.S. that year. The previous year, 2,936 sexual assaults were reported across 1 billion trips. . .

Uber noted that both drivers and riders were attacked, and some assaults occurred between riders.

The company noted that sexual assaults were reported in about 1 out of 5 million trips between 2017 and 2018.

“I suspect many people will be surprised at how rare these incidents are; others will understandably think they’re still too common,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi tweeted Thursday. “Some people will appreciate how much we’ve done on safety; others will say we have more work to do. They will all be right.” (Read more from “Uber: Over 3,000 Sex Assaults Reported on Rides in 2018” HERE)

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