On Thursday, Lyft, which is a Ridehail company released it’s first ever safety report, they released that they got around 4158 reports of sexual assault on its platform in the year 2017, 2018 and 2019.
They disclosed it almost more than three years after Lyft and its competitor Uber first pledged to disclose safety reports about sexual assaults and abuses on both of their platforms.
There were so many reports and the shocking thing was that among all the cases they received, 360 were rape reports. They also reported that there were 10 deaths caused by physical assaults on their platforms over the past three years.
After the investigation was done in May 2018 about the sexual assaults and abuse incidents by ride-hail drivers, Uber and Lyft were both pretty much committed about releasing safety transparency reports that would disclose their internal data of all the major incidents took place on their platforms. By the end of 2019, Uber had released its first report, revealing that in the previous two years, it had received 5,981 reports of sexual assault involving passengers and drivers, including 464 reports of rape. Until now, Lyft has not followed through on its own timelines for doing so.
In an effort to put the data in context, both companies have stated that the vast majority of trips (99.9%) had no reported safety incidents during the time periods covered in the reports.