More than 3,000 sexual assaults have been reported during U.S. Uber rides in 2018, the corporate stated in along-awaited safety report.
That determine contains 229 rapes throughout the companys 1.Three billion rides. Uber famous that drivers and riders have been each attacked, and that some assaults occurred between riders.
In 2017, the corporate stated 2,936 sexual assaults have been reported. Uber bases its numbers on reports from riders and drivers which means the precise numbers might be a lot larger. Sexual assaults generally go unreported.
I think many individuals can be shocked at how uncommon these incidents are; others will understandably assume theyre nonetheless too frequent, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahitweeted about the report. Some folks will admire how a lot weve completed on security; others will say we’ve got more work to do. They may all be proper.
Uber and competitor Lyft have confronted a backlash for not doing sufficient to guard the protection of its riders and drivers. Dozens of ladies are suing Lyft, claiming the corporate ought to have completed more to guard them from driver assaults.
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Ubers security report is the primary of its variety, the corporatesaid in a tweet.
Protecting this data in the darkish doesnt make anybody safer, Uber stated in a press release saying the report.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest Nationwide Community stated it appreciated Ubers transparency.
This is a matter that impacts each establishment in America, and understanding the issue is a crucial step in the trouble to unravel it, RAINN press secretary Emily Robinson stated in a press release. Wed like to see organizations in each business, together with academic establishments, make an analogous effort to trace and analyze sexual misconduct inside their communities.
There have been 107 deaths from crashes in 2017 and 2018, from 97 crashes reported to Uber. Uber says this represents about half of the nationwide fee for deadly crashes.
Sexual assault in the report is outlined broadly into classes together with non-consensual kissing of a non-sexual physique half, tried non-consensual sexual penetration, non-consensual touching of a sexual physique half, non-consensual kissing of a sexual physique half and non-consensual sexual penetration.
The corporate additionally stated Uber rides have been concerned in 9 murders during 2018.
Uber famous that the overwhelming majority 99.9 per cent of rides didn’t have any reported issues of safety.
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