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Transport for London must publish sexual assault & fraudata for taxi and private hire NOW!

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Transport for London has routinely gathers sexual assault & fraud crime data from taxi and private hire operations in the city. TfL shares this data with a select few taxi and private hire trade organisation leaders but impose a strict gagging order. 

We at United Private Hire Drivers, the UK's largest trade organisation for private hire drivers, believe TfL must release all such crime data immediately. Sexual assault & fraud data belongs in the public domain & TfL must commit to periodic public reporting in future. 

Sexual assault data is not a trade issue, it is a public safety issue. TfL must not keep this information from the public. It should not release the data selectively out the backdoor under a gag order. TfL must place it's duty to the safety of Londoners first.

As drivers, we want full transparency so there can be no hiding place for predators in our industry. We will do everything in our power to eliminate any such problem. We believe prevalence of sexual assault & fraud offences in our trade is low but we have zero tolerance. We want to see the numbers TfL is collecting so we can target zero occurrences.

It is time for Boris Johnson and TfL to stop playing games with such sensitive data and people's lives.Transparency & accountability is the only option now. The data exists and we the public want it now.

'Abuse is a parasite that feeds off hate & shame, growing in size and strength with silence.' ~ Anonymous survivor of sexual violence.

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