“Tor metrics are the ammunition that lets Tor and other security advocates argue for a more private and secure Internet from a position of data, rather than just dogma or perspective.”
— Bruce Schneier (June 1, 2016)
We estimate the number of users by analyzing the requests induced by Tor clients. These papers detail on how we count users and how we count bridge users.
|Country||Mean daily users|
|United States||344504 (20.81 %)|
|Russia||206553 (12.48 %)|
|Germany||184072 (11.12 %)|
|France||99250 (6.00 %)|
|United Kingdom||68537 (4.14 %)|
|Italy||40345 (2.44 %)|
|Spain||37553 (2.27 %)|
|Brazil||37314 (2.25 %)|
|Canada||36379 (2.20 %)|
|Japan||35548 (2.15 %)|
This table shows the top-10 countries by estimated number of directly-connecting clients. These numbers are derived from directory requests counted on directory authorities and mirrors. Relays resolve client IP addresses to country codes, so that numbers are available for most countries. For further details see these questions and answers about user statistics.
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