Over the span of about 3-4 years Lyft found out that Lyft has a problem that no type of business ever wants: sexual assault and rape. The report released by the company itself shows that they’ve got a rising problem that it is unclear how they’re going to tackle it.
Lyft reported 1,096 reports of sexual assault in 2017, 1,255 in 2018 and 1,807 in 2019. Between those three years or so, there were an additional 390 reports of full blown rape.
‘We recognize that sexual assault is chronically underreported, and it can sometimes be months or years before a survivor is ready to come forward and report what happened — if they choose to do so at all,’ the company wrote in a statement, according to the Washington Post.