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Raise Company officials said there were more than 4,100 reports of 10 deaths and sexual assault — including hundreds of rapes — during ride-hailing on the ride-hailing app over a three-year period.

The San Francisco-based company released its “Community Safety Report” Thursday details 4,158 reports of sexual assault during rides from 2017 to 2019, including 360 rapes.


“Simply put, even one of these events is too many,” the report says. “That’s what drives our tireless work to continually improve safety for riders and drivers.”

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The report from January 2017 to December 2019 listed five subcategories of sexual harassment, ranging from non-consensual kissing or touching to non-consensual penetration. The company said more than 99 percent of trips during that period occurred “without any safety incidents,” including motor vehicle deaths, assaults or sexual assaults.

“The security incidents referenced in this report accounted for 0.0002% of all trips,” Lyft said in the 16-page report.

The company’s data shows that there were ten deaths from physical attacks on the platform over a three-year period – or a rate of about 1 per 175,000,000 rides. Meanwhile, the reported rape rate was, according to statistics, about 1 in every 5,000,000 visits.

All Lyft drivers are screened for criminal offenses and driving violations prior to hiring. The company also uses a third-party firm to conduct further background checks, including a nationwide sex offender registry search.

“Lyft’s driver screening process adheres to – and in many cases exceeds – all applicable local regulations and requirements,” company officials said. “Any driver who does not pass an initial background check, annual check, and continuous monitoring is barred from driving with Lyft.”

The data comes two years after Uber, a Lyft ride-hailing rival, said it reported 5,981 sexual assaults in 2017 and 2018. Lyft previously said its report would come shortly after Uber, but the company did not immediately provide timely comment. of its release, The Washington Post reported.

Uber Matched 3,045 reports of sexual assault, including 464 rapes in 2018 — the latest full year in its report, compared to 1,807 by Lyft in 2019, the most recent year in its data.

Uber is expected to release its second safety report later this year, while Lyft has yet to commit to providing additional reports, CNN told.

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Rachel Adams, an attorney who represents nearly 1,000 sexual assault victims in a lawsuit against ride-hailing giants, said Lyft’s data release was long overdue, The New York Times reported.

“We’ve all been waiting for this,” Adams told the newspaper, calling on Lyft to install video surveillance in their vehicles. “They are not implementing safeguards to prevent this from happening, and it just keeps on increasing.”

This article was first published in the New York Post