• Uber discloses over 3,000 sexual assaults arose from US rides in 2018

    1 month ago - By ZDnet

    In its first safety report, the ride-sharing company provides figures for the fatal crashes, murders, and sexual assaults that occurred through its platform.
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  • Uber's first safety review contains thousands of sexual assault reports

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    Over the last few years Uber - among other ridesharing services - has been accused of failing to respond adequately to reports of sexual assault and other crimes linked to those on its platform. Now the company has released its first safety report...
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  • Uber's fatal accident tally shows low rates but excludes key numbers

    1 month ago - By TechCrunch

    Uber's just-released U.S. Safety Report sets forth in some detail the number of fatal accidents, and the good news is that the overall rate per mile is about half the national average. But the report makes some puzzling choices as far as what is included and excluded.
    To create the report, Uber took its internal reports of crashes, generated by drivers, users, or insurance companies, and compared it to the national Fatality Analysis Reporting System, or FARS, a database that tracks all automotive deaths. In this way Uber was able to confirm 97 fatal crashes with 107 total deaths in 2017...
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  • Uber says it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault in U.S. in 2018

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday said it had received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault, including rape, related to its trips in the United States in 2018, at a time when it operated roughly 1.3 billion rides.
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  • Uber's first safety report notes nearly 500 rapes in 2 years - CNET

    1 month ago - By CNET

    The ride-hailing company also reports that 19 fatal assaults happened during its rides in 2017 and 2018.
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  • Uber's first ever safety report discloses 3,045 sexual assaults and nine murders in the US last year

    Uber's first ever safety report discloses 3,045 sexual assaults and nine murders in the US last year

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge
    Uber has for the first time in its history released a comprehensive safety report about its rides in the US spanning the full length of 2018 and part of 2017. The report discloses that 3,045 sexual assaults occurred during Uber trips last year. Additionally, Uber says nine people were murdered during Uber rides and 58 people died in auto-related crashes. The numbers represent the first set of publicly available data regarding the safety of Uber's ride-hailing platform and how it compares to national US averages.
    Uber says users took 3.1 million...
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  • Uber reveals thousands of sexual assault reports last year

    Uber reveals thousands of sexual assault reports last year

    1 month ago - By TechCrunch

    Uber just released its first-ever safety report that covers sexual assault. Let's jump right in.
    In 2017, Uber received 2,936 reports pertaining to sexual assault, and received 3,045 in 2018. Despite the increase in raw numbers, Uber saw a 16% decrease in the average incident rate, which it suggests may correlate with the company's increased focus on safety as of late.
    Uber categorizes sexual assaults into five subcategories: non-consensual kissing of a non-sexual body part, attempted non-consensual sexual penetration, non-consenual touching of a sexual body part, non-consensual kissing of...
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  • Uber: 3,045 Sexual Assaults Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year

    1 month ago - By NY Times

    In its first safety report, the ride-hailing company detailed sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes through its platform.
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