United States of America

United States of America Public Records Guide

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

5 U.S. Code § 552

Stats

Request Record
18864 Filed
5193 Completed
2004 Rejected
3957 No Responsive Documents
789 Awaiting Acknowledgement
3370 Awaiting Response
729 Requiring Action
3537 Overdue
Appeals
264 appeals awaiting response
Allowed Response Time
20 days
Average Response Time
172 days
Success Rate
25.93%
Average Fee
$4944478.86
2.13% of requests have a fee

Top Agencies See All

Agency Requests Pages Released
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4,380 307,472
Central Intelligence Agency 918 18,716
National Security Agency 567 5,390
U.S. Department of State 528 24,722
Department of Homeland Security 449 12,633
Drug Enforcement Administration 392 12,348
Federal Communications Commission 374 24,245
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 307 9,125
Federal Trade Commission 305 9,993
Environmental Protection Agency 297 22,377

Top Localities See All

Jurisdiction Requests Pages Released
Massachusetts 1,328 128,480
New York 780 29,773
California 500 25,885
Texas 411 26,547
Florida 354 20,921
Arizona 278 9,815
Virginia 239 5,080
Washington 229 43,733
New Jersey 228 7,121
Connecticut 224 26,330