This is the number being thrown around and sadly it’s not the number we want to know:
It stated that from Feb 16 to Feb 17 there had been 48 sexual offences recorded were Uber was referenced in a crime report for a private hire journey-related sexual offence- in London.
So now we can now positively state that Uber related serious sexual assaults including rapes, has increased this year by 50% going up from last years 32, to this years 48.
How much did Uber traffic go up by over that same period?
That is, it’s the rate, not the number, which is the important thing here.
Further, what’s the rate for other private hire companies? For black cabs? Is Uber better or worse is the question to be answered, the one that isn’t in fact being answered.