Uber Releases Interesting Statistics About Lost Items

These UBER Newsroom statistics are interesting to read and some even funny! Divorce papers, really? LOL...

10 Most Frequently Forgotten Items in Ubers – US

  1. Phone
  2. Wallet
  3. Keys
  4. Clothing
  5. Glasses
  6. Bag
  7. Backpack
  8. Vape/Ecig
  9. Headphones
  10. ID/Drivers License

50 Most Unique (Outrageous) Items Forgotten in Ubers

  1. Burger King visor
  2. Divorce papers
  3. Star Wars Encyclopedia
  4. Gold grills with diamonds
  5. Originally signed Jessie James Decker CD
  6. Letter from my boyfriend who is in jail
  7. A 1.3 carat round diamond
  8. 2 packets of Dead Sea mud
  9. Bag with a Kevin Durant Jersey + a Mario doll
  10. Rhinestone mask
  11. Detox tea
  12. Tax returns
  13. Long board with rasta colors
  14. Slice of pizza
  15. Marriage certificate
  16. Ukulele
  17. Cat carrier
  18. Box full of hair extensions
  19. Nintendo 64
  20. Bushnell Golf Rangefinder
  21. Dark green wool fedora with feathers and pin
  22. Flute
  23. Bulletproof vest
  24. Flat screen TV
  25. A black collapsible wagon
  26. Jetpack
  27. A green Birkenstock right shoe
  28. Harmonica
  29. Jamaica Slippers
  30. French bulldog statues
  31. Leaf Blower
  32. Kids scooter
  33. Laundry hamper
  34. Fly fishing rod
  35. Minnie Mouse light up ears
  36. My brother
  37. Butcher knife
  38. Tuxedo
  39. Feather headband
  40. Nuggets & large fries
  41. A single dart
  42. Emoji lunch box
  43. Orange air mattress
  44. A bride’s veil
  45. Pool cue
  46. Pink stuffed animal pig
  47. College diploma
  48. Pokemon card holder
  49. Red cape
  50. Forest Green alpaca scarf

Most Forgetful Riders in US Cities:

  1. DuBois, Pennsylvania
  2. Athens, Georgia
  3. Stillwater, Oklahoma
  4. Shreveport, Louisiana
  5. Boone, North Carolina
  6. Texarkana, Texas
  7. Nacogdoches, Texas
  8. Jackson, Mississippi
  9. Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  10. Monroe, Louisiana

Most Common Days of the Week to Report Items as Lost – US

  1. Sunday
  2. Saturday
  3. Monday
  4. Friday
  5. Thursday
  6. Tuesday
  7. Wednesday

We also took a look at the frequency that certain lost items were reported as missing – turns out, some items are more likely to be lost on certain days when compared to the rest of the week:

  • On Sundays, we see people lose phones the most
  • On Mondays, we see a spike in lost glasses
  • On Tuesday, we see people lose passports most often
  • On Wednesdays, people tend to leave behind their books
  • On Thursdays, we see people lose their laptops most
  • On Fridays, we see people lose backpacks the most
  • On Saturdays, we see a spike in people losing money

Most popular times of day to lose items:

  • 11:00PM and 1:00 AM tie for the most forgetful times
  • We see the fewest lost items between 5:00-7:00AM
  • While commuters seem to remember their belongings on the way to work (from 7:00-9:00AM), we see lost items spike on the way home, or to happy hour (between 4:00-7:00PM).

Most forgetful days in 2017 (days items were reported as lost):

  1. September 17, 2017
  2. October 22, 2017
  3. October 15, 2017
  4. October 1, 2017
  5. September 24, 2017
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