A new study found that Britain has the second highest online drug use in the world. The study was done on dark net markets, and was done on the number of transactions being done in various countries. In total, the number of transactions done online in Britain has tripled in just three years, coming it at a staggering 15 million euros a month.
Over a four-week period, the study showed that this year, vendors in the UK comprised 16 percent of the trade, around 1.8 million euros. Coming in first is the United States, totaling more than a third of the entire total.
Researchers at RAND Europe, found Britain to have 338 sellers advertising a variety of drugs on the markets, and completed over 20,000 transactions a month. That averages out to about 5,100 euros per month, per dealer. Following close behind were Germany, the Netherlands, and Australia.
Since the highly publicized take down of Silk Road in 2013, markets have come and gone in regular fashion. Some seem to be in it for the long haul, while others spring up, only to vanish within a few months.
The study showed that despite the offline trade still beating it, totaling 1.7bn