SAN FRANCISCO – Uber has for the primary time launched information on the variety of passengers and drivers alleging they have been sexually assaulted in an effort to deflect rising issues over the security of the {popular} ride-hailing service.

In accordance with the 84-page evaluate of 2017 and 2018, Uber acquired 5,981 allegations of great sexual assault within the U.S. over the course of 2017 and 2018 and 3,045 final yr alone.  

Of these sexual assaults complaints, 235 had been studies of rape in 2018, up from 229 in 2017 and 280 had been studies of tried rape in 2018, down from 307 in 2017. There have been 1,560 studies of groping in 2018, up from 1,440 in 2017 and 376 studies of undesirable kissing on the mouth, breast or buttocks, down from 390 in 2017.

One other 594 studies in 2018 concerned undesirable kissing of a special physique half, up from 570 in 2017.

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