Uber has released its second semi-annual safety report, covering the period between 2019 and 2020. Headline stats say the ridesharing company received 3,824 reports of sexual assault or misconduct through its app during that time. Additionally, 20 people have been killed in assaults and 101 have died as a result of an Uber-related accident, although the company emphasizes that the majority of these cases were caused by a third-party driver.
Compared to the last safety report, which covered 2017 and 2018, the number of sexual assaults has dropped from 5,981 then to 3,824 today. Like both The New York Times and Bloomberg Let’s say this could be related to the drop in demand caused by COVID-19 induced shelter-in-place orders. Uber said more than 99.9 percent of its trips are uneventful, and that these disclosures are a confirmation of its commitment to safety rather than the opposite.
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