Illegal digital video game consumption in the UK 2012-2018

This statistic displays the share of internet users aged over 12 years in the United Kingdom (UK) who reported having consumed online/digital video games illegally in the three months previous to survey from October 2012 to May 2018. One percent of respondents reported consuming any video games illegally as of the most recent survey wave.

Have you consumed video games online illegally in the past three months?

100% illegalAny illegal
March to May 20181%1%
March to May 20171%2%
March to May 20161%2%
March to May 20151%2%
March to May 20131%1%
November 2012 to January 20131%1%
August to October 20121%1%
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Release date

July 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

August 2012 to May 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

12 years and older

Special properties

among internet users

Supplementary notes

* Base varied by content type.
Base of most recent survey wave (Wave 8). Base varied by wave: n (W2) = 4,728; n (W3) = 4,708; n (W4) = 4,673; n(W5) = 4,552; n(W6) = 4,670; n(W7) = 4,573.
Online (CAWI) and face-to-face (CAPI) surveys were used.
The source does not provide detailed information regarding the question. The chosen wording here might therefore differ slightly from the survey.
Data for waves previous to Wave 8 published earlier by the source.

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