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REPORTED LIST OF INCIDENTS INVOLVING UBER AND LYFT


 Uber’s process for onboarding drivers is dangerously negligent. Neither Uber nor Lyft uses fingerprints or law enforcement to background-check their drivers. And Uber doesn’t even bother to meet with drivers in person before allowing them to ferry passengers.

The result is a series of incidents involving “ridesharing” passengers being harmed and criminal offenders behind the wheel:

Deaths Attributed to Uber and Lyft

Alleged Assaults by Uber and Lyft Drivers

London Woman ‘Dragged Down Street After Driver Demanded Cash to Return her Phone’ (7/19/16)

Uber Driver Threatens Gay Atlanta Men with Gun (7/1/16)

Atlanta Uber Driver Accused of Hitting Passengers with Car (7/1/16)

Chicago Lyft Driver Groped, Threatened to ‘F— Up’ Passenger, Prosecutors Say (6/28/16)

Los Angeles Rider Says Uber Driver Stole His iPhone, Threatened To Attack Him (6/20/16)

Female Passenger was Attacked by Two Men Who Did Not Realise they Would Have to Share a Ride with her After Using the UberPool Car Service in London (6/13/16)

Woman says Dispute with Uber Driver Turned Violent in Yeadon, Pennsylvania (6/3/16)

Uber driver arrested for attempting to shoot officers in Montgomery County, Maryland (5/26/16)

An Uber Driver Has Been Charged With Strangling a University of Delaware Student in a Dorm Parking Lot  (5/23/16)

Arizona Uber Driver Arrested After Slashing Passenger (04/18/16)

Uber Driver in Los Angeles Arraigned on Theft and Assault Charges (01/28/16)

Uber Driver Accused of Aggravated Assault and Misdemeanor Battery After Pulling a Gun on Manatee County, Florida Passenger (01/26/16)

Uber Driver Allegedly Assaults Cincinnati Woman (01/18/16)

California Woman Says Uber Driver Broke Her Jaw (01/13/16)

Woman Allegedly Punched in the Face and Racially Abused by her Uber Driver in Addiscombe, South London, UK (11/30/15)

Passenger Hit in the Face by Uber Driver in Indianapolis (11/20/15)

Australian Woman Allegedly Attacked by her Uber Driver Suffers a Broken Leg and Blood Clot from the Ordeal (9/8/15)

A Los Angeles Woman Says Her Uber Driver Threw Her onto the Street (6/4/15)

Denver Uber Driver Allegedly Drove Woman to Airport, then Went Back to Rob Her Home (4/1/15)

Hiring a Lyft: Uber Safe or Uber Dangerous? (Santa Monica, CA) (3/18/15)

Boston Uber Driver Charged with Indecent Assault and Battery (2/9/15)

Alleged Assault by Chicago Uber Driver (12/10/14)

San Francisco Passenger Struck In Head with Hammer by UberX Driver (9/30/14)

Uber Driver Pulls Gun on Valet in Atlanta (9/8/14)

Philadelphia Uber Driver Beat Model, Pushed Earring through Skin in Traffic Jam (7/14/14)

Uber Driver Punches Passenger in Oklahoma (6/3/14)

Lyft Driver Attacks Pedestrian in San Francisco (1/14/14)

San Francisco Uber Customer Claims Abuse and Assault by Uber Driver (11/25/13)

Lyft Driver Brandishes Knife in Los Angeles (10/29/13)

Writer and Activist Reports Being Choked in DC; Uber Denies the Event and Responsibility (9/16/13)

Uber Customer Sues for $2M over Alleged Driver Stabbing in DC (9/8/13)

DC Uber Driver Allegedly Assaults Passenger for Burping (3/8/13)

Alleged Sexual Assaults and Harassment Incidents by Uber and Lyft Drivers

Uber Driver Arrested for Sexual Assault in Palo Alto (7/23/16)

West Hollywood Woman Sues Uber for Negligence after Being Raped by Driver (7/22/16)

Chicago Uber Driver Charged in Sexual Assault of Intoxicated Passenger (7/15/16)

Massachusetts Uber Driver Accused of Harassing, Groping Female Passenger (7/6/16)

Uber Driver Faces Charges of Sex Assault on Woman in Orlando (6/29/16)

Uber Driver Charged Following Sexual Assault of Boy in Oshawa, Canada: Police (6/15/16)

Woman Says Uber Driver Molested Her in Utah (6/9/16)

Uber Drivers Accused of 32 Rapes and Sex Attacks on London Passengers Over the Past Year (5/19/16)

Mexico City Uber Driver Arrested for Allegedly Raping and Robbing Passenger (5/9/16)

Woman Claims Uber Driver Sexually Assaulted Her During Ride to North Salt Lake City (5/4/16)

Seattle Uber, Lyft Drivers Investigated for Sexual Assault (4/28/16)

Toronto Uber Driver Charged With Sexual Assault (4/27/16)

Honolulu Uber Driver Arrested and Charged with Sex Assault (4/20/16)

Raleigh, NC Uber Driver Arrested and Charged with Sexual Battery (4/1/16)

San Diego Uber Driver Charged with Rape of an Intoxicated Person, Faces 8 Years in Prison (3/30/16)

Two East Lansing, Michigan, Uber Drivers Charged with Criminal Sexual Assault (3/18/16)

Uber Driver Charged with Felony Forcible Rape and Two Other Felony Sex-Related Offenses Against Passenger in Orange County, California (3/17/16)

Guleph, Ontario, Uber driver charged with sexual assault (3/14/16)

Grand jury indicts Murfreesboro, TN, Uber driver on two counts of aggravated rape and two counts of rape (3/14/16)

Seattle-area Lyft and Uber driver accused of trying to sexually assault a passenger charged with attempted rape (3/11/16)

Brooklyn Uber Driver Exposes Himself To, Sexually Assaults Passenger (2/29/16)

Woman in Henry County, GA, Accuses Uber Driver of Attacking, Groping Her (2/29/16)

Police Say 2 Students At Michigan State University Have Been Sexually Assaulted by a Rideshare Driver (2/26/16)

University of North Florida Student Files Suit for Battery After Alleging Her Lyft Driver Groped Her (2/12/16)

Uber Driver Arrested for Allegedly Molesting Journalist in Delhi, India (1/22/16)

Lyft Passenger in Jacksonville, FL, Granted Temporary Injunction to Protect Her From Stalking By Driver Who Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Her (1/18/16)

Uber Passenger Sues Driver for Sexual Assaulted and Battery,  False Imprisonment, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Negligence in Los Angeles (1/18/16)

Uber Driver Indicted for One Count of Rape, Two Counts of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person Over 14 and One Count of Assault to Rape on Cape Cod (1/8/16)

Uber Driver Sexually Assaults Athens, GA, Customer in Burglary of Her Home, Police Say (1/7/16)

Uber Driver Arrested in Connection with Scottsdale, AZ, Sexual Assault Against Teen Passenger (1/1/16)

Dozens of Students Accuse Uber Driver of Harassment, Intimidation in Geuleph, Canada (11/26/15)

Kansas City, MO, Police Report 7 Sexual Assaults by Ride-hailing Drivers Since 2014 (11/23/15)

Los Angeles Uber Driver Accused of Sexual Battery after Allegedly Groping USC Student (11/22/15)

Uber Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Passenger in Denver, CO (11/19/15)

Lyft Driver Held at $1 Million Bond After Allegedly Raping Passenger in Dallas, TX (11/16/15)

Austin, TX Police Investigating 7 Cases of Alleged Sexual Assault by Uber, Lyft Drivers (11/13/15)

British Uber Driver Gets 8 Months in Jail For Sexually Assaulting a Passenger (11/5/15)

San Diego Lawsuit: Lyft Driver Groped Passenger (10/30/15)

‘Ridesharing’ Driver Charged with Allegedly Raping a British Tourist in Sydney, Australia (10/22/15)

Community Advocacy Director at Austin, Texas Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention and Counseling NonprofitSafePlace Testifies the Organization Has Counseled 4 Victims of Sexual Assault by TNC Drivers in 3 Months (10/16/15)

Uber Driver Sought for Alleged Sexual Assault in Toronto in June, 2015 (9/25/15)

Toronto Uber Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Passenger in His Vehicle (9/17/15)

Woman in Ohio Allegedly Sexually Assaulted by Uber Driver (9/10/15)

Uber Driver in New Jersey Accused of Raping a Female Customer (8/28/15)

An Uber Driver in China Charged with Robbery and Rape (8/26/15)

Philadelphia Uber Driver Accused of Rape in June Loses Bail Request (8/12/15)

Uber Driver Accused of Kidnapping and Raping a Female Passenger in South Carolina (8/12/15)

Uber Driver Charged with Sexual Battery in Virginia (8/6/15)

Uber Driver Accused of Sexual Assault in Dallas (8/1/15)

Uber Driver Allegedly Caught Masturbating In Front of Female Passenger in India (7/22/15)

Uber Driver Linked by DNA Evidence, Witness Accounts to Five Other Sexual Assaults in Boston between 2006 and 2010(7/14/15)

Uber Driver in Chicago Allegedly Exposes Himself to a Female Passenger, Uber Admits He Should Have Failed Background Check (6/26/15)

Virginia Mother Alleges Uber Driver Molested Her 13-year-old Daughter (6/16/15)

Lyft Driver in Seattle Allegedly Drags Customer Behind Car After Demanding Sex (6/5/15)

Uber Driver in New Jersey Fondles Himself in Backseat with Female Passenger (6/3/15)

Uber New Delhi Molestation Case: Uber Cab Driver Suspended After He Molested Female Passenger in Gurgaon (6/1/15)

Mississauga, Canada, Uber driver is facing a charge of sexual assault after allegedly assaulting a female passenger (5/20/15)

University of Southern California Student Says Uber Driver Raped Her After Party (5/1/15)

New York Woman Says Uber Driver Grabbed, Assaulted Her (4/30/15)

Wisconsin Woman Tells Police Uber Driver Inappropriately Touched Her (4/27/15)

Houston Uber Driver Accused of Rape Started Work After 14 Years in Federal Prison (4/7/15)

Houston Uber Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting Customer (4/2/15)

Uber Driver Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges in Paris (3/25/15)

Philadelphia Woman Says She Was Raped and Kidnapped by an UberX Driver (3/24/15)

Uber Driver Investigated After Alleged Sexual Assault in Mar Vista, California (2/3/15)

Chicago Uber Driver Charged with Sexual Assault, Unlawful Restraint and kidnapping of 21-year-old male passenger (1/14/15)

Uber Driver Arrested Over Alleged Sexual Assault in Melbourne, Australia (1/10/15)

London Uber Driver Asks Rider for Oral Sex (12/11/14)

Uber Driver in India Accused of Rape (12/8/14)

Orlando Uber Passenger Allegedly Touched by Uber Driver (9/25/14)

Three San Francisco Women Say Uber Driver Sexually Harassed Them (9/25/14)

DC Uber Driver Accused of Molesting Rider (7/28/14)

Uber Driver Charged with Fondling Passenger in Chicago (4/10/14)

New York-based Journalist Sexually Harassed and Stalked by Uber Driver (3/28/14)

DC Uber Driver Arrested for Alleged Rape but Not Charged Despite Strong Evidence (9/14/13)

“Rideshare” Driver Sends Seemingly Endless Amount of Creepy Text Messages to Rider (7/16/13)

Honolulu Uber Driver Arrested and Charged with Sex Assault (4/20/16)

Raleigh, NC Uber Driver Arrested and Charged with Sexual Battery (4/1/16)

San Diego Uber Driver Charged with Rape of an Intoxicated Person, Faces 8 Years in Prison (3/30/16)

Two East Lansing, Michigan, Uber Drivers Charged with Criminal Sexual Assault (3/18/16)

Uber Driver Charged with Felony Forcible Rape and Two Other Felony Sex-Related Offenses Against Passenger in Orange County, California (3/17/16)

Guleph, Ontario, Uber driver charged with sexual assault (3/14/16)

Grand jury indicts Murfreesboro, TN, Uber driver on two counts of aggravated rape and two counts of rape (3/14/16)

Seattle-area Lyft and Uber driver accused of trying to sexually assault a passenger charged with attempted rape (3/11/16)

Brooklyn Uber Driver Exposes Himself To, Sexually Assaults Passenger (2/29/16)

Woman in Henry County, GA, Accuses Uber Driver of Attacking, Groping Her (2/29/16)

Police Say 2 Students At Michigan State University Have Been Sexually Assaulted by a Rideshare Driver (2/26/16)

University of North Florida Student Files Suit for Battery After Alleging Her Lyft Driver Groped Her (2/12/16)

Uber Driver Arrested for Allegedly Molesting Journalist in Delhi, India (1/22/16)

Lyft Passenger in Jacksonville, FL, Granted Temporary Injunction to Protect Her From Stalking By Driver Who Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Her (1/18/16)

Uber Passenger Sues Driver for Sexual Assaulted and Battery,  False Imprisonment, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Negligence in Los Angeles (1/18/16)

Uber Driver Indicted for One Count of Rape, Two Counts of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person Over 14 and One Count of Assault to Rape on Cape Cod (1/8/16)

Uber Driver Sexually Assaults Athens, GA, Customer in Burglary of Her Home, Police Say (1/7/16)

Uber Driver Arrested in Connection with Scottsdale, AZ, Sexual Assault Against Teen Passenger (1/1/16)

Dozens of Students Accuse Uber Driver of Harassment, Intimidation in Geuleph, Canada (11/26/15)

Kansas City, MO, Police Report 7 Sexual Assaults by Ride-hailing Drivers Since 2014 (11/23/15)

Los Angeles Uber Driver Accused of Sexual Battery after Allegedly Groping USC Student (11/22/15)

Uber Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Passenger in Denver, CO (11/19/15)

Lyft Driver Held at $1 Million Bond After Allegedly Raping Passenger in Dallas, TX (11/16/15)

Austin, TX Police Investigating 7 Cases of Alleged Sexual Assault by Uber, Lyft Drivers (11/13/15)

British Uber Driver Gets 8 Months in Jail For Sexually Assaulting a Passenger (11/5/15)

Lyft and Lyft Driver Sued by San Diego Passenger for Alleged Sexual Battery, Gender Violence, Civil Rights Violations and Negligence (10/30/15)

‘Ridesharing’ Driver Charged with Allegedly Raping a British Tourist in Sydney, Australia (10/22/15)

Community Advocacy Director at Austin, Texas Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention and Counseling NonprofitSafePlace Testifies the Organization Has Counseled 4 Victims of Sexual Assault by TNC Drivers in 3 Months (10/16/15)

Uber Driver Sought for Alleged Sexual Assault in Toronto in June, 2015 (9/25/15)

Toronto Uber Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Passenger in His Vehicle (9/17/15)

Woman in Ohio Allegedly Sexually Assaulted by Uber Driver (9/10/15)

Uber Driver in New Jersey Accused of Raping a Female Customer (8/28/15)

An Uber Driver in China Charged with Robbery and Rape (8/26/15)

Philadelphia Uber Driver Accused of Rape in June Loses Bail Request (8/12/15)

Uber Driver Accused of Kidnapping and Raping a Female Passenger in South Carolina (8/12/15)

Uber Driver Charged with Sexual Battery in Virginia (8/6/15)

Uber Driver Accused of Sexual Assault in Dallas (8/1/15)

Uber Driver Allegedly Caught Masturbating In Front of Female Passenger in India (7/22/15)

Uber Driver Linked by DNA Evidence, Witness Accounts to Five Other Sexual Assaults in Boston between 2006 and 2010(7/14/15)

Uber Driver in Chicago Allegedly Exposes Himself to a Female Passenger, Uber Admits He Should Have Failed Background Check (6/26/15)

Virginia Mother Alleges Uber Driver Molested Her 13-year-old Daughter (6/16/15)

Lyft Driver in Seattle Allegedly Drags Customer Behind Car After Demanding Sex (6/5/15)

Uber Driver in New Jersey Fondles Himself in Backseat with Female Passenger (6/3/15)

Uber New Delhi Molestation Case: Uber Cab Driver Suspended After He Molested Female Passenger in Gurgaon (6/1/15)

Mississauga, Canada, Uber driver is facing a charge of sexual assault after allegedly assaulting a female passenger (5/20/15)

University of Southern California Student Says Uber Driver Raped Her After Party (5/1/15)

New York Woman Says Uber Driver Grabbed, Assaulted Her (4/30/15)

Wisconsin Woman Tells Police Uber Driver Inappropriately Touched Her (4/27/15)

Houston Uber Driver Accused of Rape Started Work After 14 Years in Federal Prison (4/7/15)

Houston Uber Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting Customer (4/2/15)

Uber Driver Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges in Paris (3/25/15)

Philadelphia Woman Says She Was Raped and Kidnapped by an UberX Driver (3/24/15)

Uber Driver Investigated After Alleged Sexual Assault in Mar Vista, California (2/3/15)

Chicago Uber Driver Charged with Sexual Assault, Unlawful Restraint and kidnapping of 21-year-old male passenger (1/14/15)

Uber Driver Arrested Over Alleged Sexual Assault in Melbourne, Australia (1/10/15)

London Uber Driver Asks Rider for Oral Sex (12/11/14)

Uber Driver in India Accused of Rape (12/8/14)

Orlando Uber Passenger Allegedly Touched by Uber Driver (9/25/14)

Three San Francisco Women Say Uber Driver Sexually Harassed Them (9/25/14)

DC Uber Driver Accused of Molesting Rider (7/28/14)

Uber Driver Charged with Fondling Passenger in Chicago (4/10/14)

New York-based Journalist Sexually Harassed and Stalked by Uber Driver (3/28/14)

DC Uber Driver Arrested for Alleged Rape but Not Charged Despite Strong Evidence (9/14/13)

“Rideshare” Driver Sends Seemingly Endless Amount of Creepy Text Messages to Rider (7/16/13)

Alleged Kidnappings by Uber Drivers

Felons Behind the Wheel

Driver DUIs & Other Offenses

Impostors

Naples Woman Victim of Fake Uber Driver (6/20/16)

Woman, 24, robbed by fake Manhattan Uber driver who threatened to rape, shoot her (6/1/16)

“He Yelled to Get in His Car”; Fake Uber Driver Reportedly Targeting Women in Riverwest, Milwaukee (5/29/16)

Los Angeles Man Posed as an Uber Driver, Lured a Woman Waiting for a Ride Into His Car, Where He Choked Her Unconscious Several Times and Sexually Assaulted Her (4/12/16)

A Man Who Posed As An Uber Driver Is Accused of Raping a Woman in Hamden, CT (2/27/16)

Toronto Police Warn Uber Users After Report of Imposters Attempting to Lure a Woman Into Their Vehicle (2/17/16)

Man Driving Car with Uber Decals Murdered, Raising Security Concerns with LA Police (2/9/16)

Two Men Robbed by Suspect Posing as Uber Driver in Memphis (2/3/16)

Harley Quinn Smith, daughter of director Kevin Smith, almost kidnapped in Los Angeles by Two Men Posing as Uber Drivers(2/3/16)

Women Pose as Uber Drivers in San Diego in Scheme to Rob Man  (12/5/15)

Man Impersonating an Uber Driver Picks Up Woman in Portland (10/28/15)

Chicago Criminals Posing as Uber Drivers to Commit Robberies (9/22/15)

Fake Uber Driver Tried to “Lure” a Simmons College Student into a Vehicle in Boston (9/14/15)

Man Posing as an Uber Driver Picked Up Two College Students in Texas (9/7/15)

Man Posing as Uber Driver Arrested for Attempting to Abduct Tallahassee College Student (9/1/15)

Fake Uber Driver Picks Up a Couple in Kansas City (6/23/15)

Man Posing As Uber Driver Sought for Sexual Assault by D.C. Police (5/11/15)

False Uber Driver Sexually Assaults Passenger in Manhattan (5/11/15)

Uber Imposter Reported in Dallas (10/22/14)

Man Posing As Uber Driver Robs Atlanta Passenger (7/21/14)

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