Uber released a startling 84-page review on Thursday outlining how many reports of sexual abuse the ride-hailing service received in 2018. In the U.S., there were 235 reports of rape, 280 reports of attempted rape, 1,560 reports of groping, and 970 reports of unwanted kissing. "Each of these incidents represents an individual who has undergone a horrific trauma," Tony West, Uber's chief legal officer, told NBC News. Uber says the victims included both drivers and riders, with passengers accused of sexual assault in 45 percent of cases. "We do 4 million rides a day," West said. "And when you're operating at that kind of scale, thankfully, 99.9 percent of those rides end with absolutely no safety incident whatsoever."
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