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Uber says 3,045 sexual assaults involving drivers and passengers reported in U.S. rides last year

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Women and girls, Uber at your own risk. In its first safety report released tonight, Uber disclosed the number of sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes that happened through its ride-sharing platform. Uber says 3,045 sexual assaults involving Uber drivers and passengers were reported in U.S. rides just last year. Here's the official report in the Uber newsroom, which came out a few hours ago: Uber Delivers U.S. Safety Report Written byTony West, Chief Legal Officer Doing the right thing means counting, confronting, and taking action to end sexual assault. My heart is with every survivor of this all-too-pervasive crime. Our work will never be done, but we take an important step forward today. https://t.co/i8W1fpiU97 (1/3) — dara khosrowshahi (@dkhos) December 5, 2019 Today @Uber does what no other tech company has done: voluntarily publish a Safety Report detailing our greatest challenges and how we’re addressing them. Avoiding tough topics like sexual assault is common but we believe it’s time for a new approach.https://t.co/qFqKAlwcY5 — Tony West (@tonywest) December 5, 2019 Thanks for reaching out about the US Safety Report, @MitchGayns. Our Uber Support team isn’t able to answer questions directly, but you can learn more here: https://t.co/aVfEGlNZmV. If you’re interested in Uber’s overall approach to safety, see more at https://t.co/ckryXGfD7m. — Uber Support (@Uber_Support) December 6, 2019 “The numbers are jarring and hard to digest,” Tony West, Uber’s chief legal officer, said in an interview with the New York Times' Kate Conger. “What it says is that Uber is a reflection of the society it serves.” Excerpt from the NYT: The report covered the safety of both riders and drivers. Read the rest

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