6 news, Uber Technologies Inc. More than 3,000 allegations of sexual assault involving drivers or passengers in the U.S. last year were found on its platform as part of the company’s extensive and long-awaited review in response to public safety concerns. The ride-hailing service released an 84-page security report Thursday that seeks to quantify cases of misconduct and deaths in its systems and to prove that its services are safer than other options.
Uber says U.S. customers made about 1.3 billion trips last year. About 50 people have died each year in Uber crashes over the past two years, about half the national average for car accident deaths, according to Uber.
More than a year ago, Uber promised to release a safety study, and soon After Lyft made it. Lyft, the second-largest U.S. driver of the vehicle, has yet to release a report. On Thursday, Uber said it would regularly share data on drivers accused of serious safety hazards with Lyft and other companies and continue to issue safety reports every two years.
Uber faces ongoing court complaints of driver misconduct across the United States, and Lyft recently found an explosion in legal claims against passengers. In California alone, at least 52 passengers have sued Lyft this year, alleging that their drivers physically assaulted or harassed them, the documents show.
Uber’s shares fell 2 percent after the report.