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Sexual assaults rose sharply in recent years – Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida 2021-10-22 15:10:53 –

According to ride-haling company Lyft, more than 1,800 sexual assaults were reported by riders in 2019, and the number of incidents has skyrocketed in recent years.

Lyft has posted the numbers in a new safety report.

according to Associated PressAccording to Lyft, the number of sexual assault reports collected by the app increased from 1,096 in 2017 to 1,255 in 2018 and 1,807 in 2019.

AP reported that 156 was associated with non-consensual sexual penetration.

According to the company, more than 99% of rides occur without any reported safety issues.

The report lists 10 deadly assaults from 2017 to 2019.

AP reported four outbreaks in 2019.

Sexual assault, from contact to invasion, increased each year, as covered in the report.

In 2019, more than half involved non-consensual contact with sexual body parts.



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