Uber receives over 3,000 reports of sexual harassment in US in 2018


Riding service provider Uber Technologies Inc said it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault-related to its 1.3 billion rides in the United States last year.

The figure shows a bit positive result, a 16 percent fall in the rate of incidents from the previous year in the five most serious categories of sexual assault reported.

The firm also said reports of assaults on passengers overlooked risks for drivers as riders accounted for roughly half of the accused.

The 84-page report comes almost two weeks after Uber said it would appeal the loss of its license to carry passengers in London over a “pattern of failures” on safety and security. Uber, which in the past has faced criticism over safety on its platform and has been repeatedly filed cases over driver misconduct.

Uber currently operates in 70 countries, said the report showed its devotion and commitment to transparency to improve accountability and safety industry-wide. It said it would use what it learned issuing the report for its “next steps” in other places too.

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