Most popular types of firearms listed for sale on cryptomarkets as of September 2016, by replica and new/used

Types of illegal firearms trade listings on the darknet 2016 This statistic presents the distribution of firearms listings on cryptomarkets as of September 2016, sorted by replica and new/used status. During the assessment period, it was found that pistols accounted for 84 percent of darknet firearms listings. A total of 82 percent of pistol listings were live firearms, with only 17 percent of pistol listings being replicas. At 59 percent of listings, the majority of SMGs advertised were replicas.
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Pistols (n=284)Sub-machine guns (n=22)Rifles (n=33)Total (n=339)
Total84%6%10%100%
Live firearms82%41%91%81%
Replicas17%59%9%19%
New19%9%12%18%
Used27%14%21%25%
Not specified54%77%67%57%
Pistols (n=284)Sub-machine guns (n=22)Rifles (n=33)Total (n=339)
Total84%6%10%100%
Live firearms82%41%91%81%
Replicas17%59%9%19%
New19%9%12%18%
Used27%14%21%25%
Not specified54%77%67%57%
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This statistic presents the distribution of firearms listings on cryptomarkets as of September 2016, sorted by replica and new/used status. During the assessment period, it was found that pistols accounted for 84 percent of darknet firearms listings. A total of 82 percent of pistol listings were live firearms, with only 17 percent of pistol listings being replicas. At 59 percent of listings, the majority of SMGs advertised were replicas.
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Release date
July 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
September 19, 2016
Number of respondents
339 firearms product listings
Special properties
listings on English/French-language markets only
Supplementary notes
Values may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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