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How ridesharing can deter sexual assault

Beginning around 2015, ridesharing drivers have been accused of sexual assault crimes in news reports. This has led to several questions concerning the safety of these services. In a bid for deeper understanding, Min-Seok Pang and his co-authors decided to investigate the relationship between ridesharing services and sexual assault crimes.

Pang and his co-authors discovered that contrary to common belief, the introduction of ridesharing services into large metropolitan areas overall helps to deter sexual assault.