United States of America

United States of America Public Records Guide

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

5 U.S. Code § 552

Stats

Request Record
29509 Filed
7813 Completed
3129 Rejected
5837 No Responsive Documents
1234 Awaiting Acknowledgement
5682 Awaiting Response
2359 Requiring Action
6461 Overdue
Appeals
535 appeals awaiting response
Allowed Response Time
20 days
Average Response Time
195 days
Success Rate
24.77%
Average Fee
$3950330.72
1.70% of requests have a fee

Top Agencies See All

Agency Requests Pages Released
Federal Bureau of Investigation 6,670 507,713
Central Intelligence Agency 1,552 32,757
National Security Agency 736 8,924
U.S. Department of State 733 26,667
Department of Homeland Security 726 28,709
Drug Enforcement Administration 541 14,249
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 525 13,260
Federal Communications Commission 456 26,440
Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary 437 21,377
Federal Trade Commission 400 10,957

Top Localities See All

Jurisdiction Requests Pages Released
Massachusetts 1,682 1,402,599
New York 1,204 82,222
California 1,003 56,322
Texas 657 35,486
Florida 628 34,091
Virginia 499 9,564
Arizona 396 15,066
New Jersey 391 11,751
Pennsylvania 390 18,371
Washington 384 91,005