“Despite all of the disruptions from law enforcement efforts and takedown that have been successful, as well as the exit scams and all of this kind of thing, people are still using these sites to access drugs,” Monica Barratt, a researcher from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Center ay UNSW Australia told Motherboard.
The number of people using DMNs has grown globally according to the report, and some areas have grown drastically in the admitted use of dark net.
“We seem to have a pattern over time in the last three years of the Nordic countries, such as Sweden, reporting a much higher proportion of people using the dark net than most of the other countries. We can see that upward trend there. It’s there for almost all the countries except for Australia and New Zealand,” Barratt said.