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Uber Of Lyft? Safe or Dangerous

Driving for Uber, Lyft or taxis can be extremely dangerous. This is specifically true in major US Cities, where crime and gun violence are a daily threat. The Offices of the United States Attorneys are now trying to get on top of this crime trend in many American Towns

Minneapolis in the US State of Minnesota is one of these cities.

Tourist areas, where you’ll find most of the popular things to do in Minneapolis – are generally safe. Tourists should mostly be on the lookout for petty crimes, like pickpocketing and bicycle theft.

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Outside these regular and popular tourist spots driving in Minneapolis can be dangerous.

With a population of 429,954, Minneapolis has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of a similar population size.

Two Minneapolis men were charged in a violent carjacking conspiracy targeting Uber and Lyft drivers.

Two men have been charged in a 20-count indictment for their roles in a series of violent carjackings and armed robberies targeting Uber and Lyft drivers, announced US Attorney Andrew M. Luger .

“Last month, along with federal and local law enforcement partners, I announced a new strategy to address the rising violent crime in our communities. Today’s indictment represents an important step forward in that strategy. As alleged, these two defendants led a carjacking ring that engaged in a series of violent premeditated acts against tUber and Lyft drivers,” said US Attorney Luger

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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