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Nearly 6,000 US sexual assaults reported to Uber in 2017 and 2018: company

It is the first time that Uber has released the figures, as the company and rival Lyft are under increasing pressure to cope with the growing number of complaints of abuse.

world Updated: Dec 06, 2019 06:12 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
San Francisco
A sign marks a pick up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York.  Image used for representational purpose only.
A sign marks a pick up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Image used for representational purpose only.(File photo: AP)
         

Nearly 6,000 instances of sexual assault, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber in the United States in 2017 and 2018, the ride-sharing company said in a report on safety released Thursday.

It is the first time that Uber has released the figures, as the company and rival Lyft are under increasing pressure to cope with the growing number of complaints of abuse.