Here’s What You People Lost in Philly Ubers

The company just released lost-and-found data.


I have taken literally hundreds of Uber rides since the company launched in the Philadelphia area way back in 2012, and I have never, ever lost anything in an Uber. Well, except my patience. But apparently, people do lose stuff all the time.

Uber just released lost-and-found data for its service, and it seems like you’re more likely to forget your baseball cap in a Philly Uber than your phone, which begs the question why on earth would you take off your baseball cap in an Uber?

Anyway, here are the items most commonly left behind in Philly Uber vehicles, in this order:

  1. Hat
  2. Phone
  3. Ring
  4. Check
  5. Keys
  6. Wallet
  7. Glasses
  8. Purse
  9. Gloves
  10. Charger

That’s a little different from the national list:

  1. Phone
  2. Ring
  3. Keys
  4. Wallet
  5. Glasses
  6. Purse
  7. License/ID
  8. Gloves
  9. Charger
  10. Sunglasses

There’s no other Philly-specific data, but some of the information is still fun. For instance, Sunday is the day when items are most commonly reported lost — we’re guessing because people wake up with a hangover on Sunday morning and realize what must have happened to their purse or wallet.

The most forgetful day in 2016 was the day before Halloween, October 30th. Again, a Sunday.

And Uber also analyzed the data to determine which items were most likely to be reported lost on a given day:

On Sundays, we see the biggest spike in lost wedding dresses.
On Mondays, we see the biggest spike in lost skateboards.
On Tuesdays, we see the biggest spike in lost swimsuits.
On Wednesdays, we see the biggest spike in lost notebooks.
On Thursdays, we see the biggest spike in lost suitcases.
On Fridays, we see the biggest spike in lost briefcases.
On Saturdays, we see the biggest spike in lost plane tickets.

If you’ve lost something in an Uber, here’s a video that tells you what to do: