More than 4,000 sexual assaults occurred during Lyft trips in a three-year period, including 1,807 in 2019, according to a report released Thursday by the ride-hailing company.
Lyft's 16-page safety report concluded that 4,158 sexual assaults occurred between 2017 and 2019, including 1,096 in 2017 and 1,255 in 2018.
The increase in sexual assaults between 2017 and 2019 is about 65 percent, although Lyft maintains the overall frequency of serious safety incidents is "statistically very rare."
Included in the data on sexual assaults, Lyft also reported there were 105 motor vehicle deaths between 2017 and 2019, including 22 in 2017, 34 in 2018 and 49 in 2019.
Lyft’s report was released two years after Uber released an 84-page report documenting sexual assaults in 2017 and 2018.
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