In 2017 alone, in cars driven by Uber drivers there were 2059 sexual assaults. This number increased sharply in 2018, when there were more drivers and more journeys. In 2018, the number of sexual assaults was already 3,045. Is this a big increase? Judge for yourself by confronting him with the fact that over just one year there were over 300 million (!) More journeys. Uber himself says that the percentage of assault per trip decreased by 16%. It is worth mentioning that passengers were victims "only" in 55% of cases, and in 45% they were portrayed as attackers.
Different types of sexual assault on Uber vehicles Source: Uber
In 2017, calculated per 100 million miles traveledon average 0.59 people were killed. In 2018, it was already 0.57 people per 100 million trips. In total, over two years, 107 people died in Uber's vehicles in a total of 97 fatal accidents. As much as 90% of them took place in built-up areas. Uber also reports that nine people were murdered in Uber cars last year, and ten in 2018. Seven of the victims are drivers, eight are passengers, and four are accidental persons outside the vehicle.
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
Uber reports that in 2019 the percentage of sexual offenses will fall by 17-20% according to forecasts compared to 2018.
And how about such data? Safe form of transport or just the opposite?