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Darknet usage in Great Britain (GB) 2016

This statistic displays the findings of a survey on the share of individuals who browsed or purchased items from the darknet in Great Britain (GB) in 2016. During the survey period, it was found that four percent of respondents reported that they had browsed the darknet but had never purchased anything from it.

Share of individuals who browsed or purchased items from the darknet in Great Britain (GB) in 2016

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Release date

September 2016


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

August 5, 2016 to August 8, 2016

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

GB adults.

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information:
"Unweighted base." ** Original survey question was phrased as follows:
"Please remember that all your answers are always treated confidentially and are never analysed individually. For the following questions, by darknet we mean areas of the internet which are not search indexed (e.g. will not appear in search engines) and require specific software (e.g. Tor), configuration, or authorization to access. The darknet may be used for various reasons, such as; to better protect privacy rights, whistleblowing, file sharing, sale of restricted goods etc.
Which one, if any, of the following statement best describes your experience of the darknet?"

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