Uber Reveals Almost 6K Reports Of Sexual Assault

UBER RELEASES SAFETY REPORT REVEALING 5,981 REPORTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT -- INCLUDING 464 RAPES -- IN 2017 & 2018

(CNN) – Uber says it received nearly 6,000 reports of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018.

The ride-sharing company released its highly-anticipated safety report on Thursday.

Uber says it received 5,981 sexual assault reports, including reports 464 reports of rape.

But the company notes 99.9% of all rides are incident free.

Uber first pledged to release the report nearly a year ago.

Since then the company has stepped up safety measures to help protect riders, including conducting annual background checks on drivers.

Uber went public in may but warned investors in its IPO paperwork about the report, which it said could negatively impact its brand.

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