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Introducing The Uber Lost & Found India Index

March 30, 2017 / India

Everyone has experienced that moment of panic when you realize you forgot a personal item on a plane, bus, train, and in many cases, your Uber. To acknowledge Uber’s most forgetful riders, and to prepare for Mercury falling into Retrograde in just over a week, we’ve created The Uber Lost & Found Index.

The Uber Lost & Found Index is a snapshot of our riders’ most commonly forgotten items, – from keys to chargers to wallets – and the most surprising items left behind. It also highlights which cities are most prone to forgetfulness, and which days of the week Uber riders tend to be most forgetful.

We found that phones and rings are the two most commonly forgotten items, with chargers and sunglasses rounding out the top 10. Riders have also left everything from bullet-proof vests and potted plants, to pool sticks and kites, and even puppies. Our riders never cease to surprise us!  

Coming in at the top of the most forgetful cities in North America is Los Angeles, California. While in India Bengaluru wins this title, closely followed by New Delhi. And which day of the week do Uber riders tend to be most forgetful? We see the most reports on weekends, presumably from items lost the night before.

The full results are below. Take a look.

50 Most Unique Items Forgotten Globally in Ubers

    1. Paintings
    2. Lobster
    3. Sweet potato care package
    4. Paycheck
    5. Guitar
    6. Engagement Ring
    7. Rubber Mallet
    8. School Papers
    9. Chair
    10. Laser
    11. Hot cheetos
    12. Notary bag
    13. Pool stick
    14. Smoke Machine
    15. Valuable Nordic Walking Poles
    16. Pearl earrings
    17. Wedding outfit
    18. Hard drive
    19. Str oller
    20. Bulletproof vest
    21. Crime & Punishment book
    22. Valium
    23. Grill set
    24. Meat packet
    25. Corn hole boards
    26. Wooden Hat
    27. Lottery ticket
    28. Back massage device
    29. Rose Quartz
    30. Mustard
    31. Bible
    32. Elf cut-out
    33. Tap handle
    34. Expensive slipper
    35. Harry Potter glasses
    36. Salsa Verde
    37. Kite
    38. Cape
    39. Potted plant
    40. Nintendo
    41. Dog Sweater
    42. Contact Lenses
    43. Diary
    44. Tickets
    45. Arm sling
    46. Taser
    47. Vacuum
    48. Jewelry Box
    49. Money bag
    50. Violin

10 Most Commonly Forgotten Items in Ubers in India

  1. Phone
  2. Ring
  3. Keys
  4. Wallet
  5. Hats/ Caps
  6. Purse/ Bags
  7. License / ID
  8. Dongles
  9. Charger
  10. Sunglasses

10 Most Unique Items Forgotten in Ubers in India

  1. Cheque worth 15 Lakhs
  2. Keyboard
  3. Puppies
  4. Expensive watch
  5. Expensive footwear
  6. Liquor bottles
  7. Wooden Planks
  8. Cabbage
  9. Grocery bags
  10. Cricket Bats

Most forgetful Indian Cities

  1. Bengaluru
  2. New Delhi
  3. Mumbai
  4. Hyderabad
  5. Kolkata

Most common days to report items as lost for India:

  1. Saturday
  2. Friday
  3. Sunday

Most forgetful day in 2016 (days maximum items were reported as lost in India):

  1. December 31
  2. December 11
  3. December 27
  4. November 27
  5. December 12

Most forgetful week in 2016 (week maximum items were reported as lost in India):

  1. Week of December 26
  2. Week of December 19
  3. Week of November 21
  4. Week of December 12
  5. Week of December 5

Most forgetful month in 2016 (month maximum items were reported as lost in India) December

If you’re one of those people who left something behind, look no further than this video, which outlines the simple steps you can take the next time you leave something behind in your Uber. Click here to see the Global Uber Lost & Found Index.