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Uber says it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault in U.S. in 2018

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The company also said that reports of assaults on passengers overlooked the risks for drivers. Riders in fact accounted for roughly half of the accused parties in cases of sexual assault, it said.

So ....your defence to the accusation that lots of people are getting raped thanks to your unsafe business model is that its not just your customers but also your drivers who are being raped?

OK then.

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In some countries such incidents are blown out of proportion while in others such incidents are simply not reported or subtly reported, kudos to Uber to reporting this kind of data.

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I am a stuck record on this topic, but Uber is a scam that has paid out billions to founders, early investors and senior management but has ripped off drivers and is now losing money for suckers who bought their listing.  so much about their business model sucks.  I get that folks like the convenience of an app (which many taxi companies around the world now offer anyway) and a marginal saving on fares.  but that comes at a price, the safety factor being just one cost.

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I'm curious what stats are they getting versus other countries.

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You get what you pay for.

Convenience at cost of safety. You don't hear of traditional and regulated yellow cab type taxi drivers assaulting and raping their customers.

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oldman_13Dec. 6 11:55 pm JSTYou get what you pay for.

Convenience at cost of safety. You don't hear of traditional and regulated yellow cab type taxi drivers assaulting and raping their customers.

You need to wake up, it's worse than you think. Rape/sex assault is everywhere. Do you pay a child care center to have their employees mess with your kid? Do you go church/synagogue/mosque/temple to have your kid molested? I hope not.

Uber is meant to be a service. And yes, cab drivers also rape (a few have). Rape uses fear and intimidation, that's what it's all about. And nobody pays to be raped. Uber, taxis, schools, religions, government, etc. are meant to be beneficial and serving to people and that's what people pay for.

People who rape are not doing their job, they are criminal scum. And the people these scum assault don't 'get what they pay for'.

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