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SANTA FE, NM–Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas opened an investigation into potential harms to New Mexican consumers and issued a consumer safety alert today regarding popular ride-sharing service Uber. According to a new report from the company, thousands of Uber drivers and passengers reported being the victims of sexual assaults, physical assaults, motor-vehicle accidents, and other harms while using the Uber app from 2017 through 2018. During that period, Uber users also reported approximately 6,000 instances of unwanted touching, attempted rape, as well as 107 traffic accidents resulting in death and 19 physical assaults resulting in death. In 2018 alone, 235 Uber users reported being raped while using the Uber app.

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