United States of America

United States of America Public Records Guide

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

5 U.S. Code ยง 552

Stats

Request Record
16627 Filed
4627 Completed
1766 Rejected
3441 No Responsive Documents
657 Awaiting Acknowledgement
2945 Awaiting Response
1853 Requiring Action
3103 Overdue
Appeals
298 appeals awaiting response
Allowed Response Time
20 days
Average Response Time
169 days
Success Rate
26.38%
Average Fee
$5273155.37
2.26% of requests have a fee

Top Agencies See All

Agency Requests Pages Released
Federal Bureau of Investigation 22,909 279,226
U.S. Department of State 4,054 22,755
Central Intelligence Agency 1,778 14,287
Drug Enforcement Administration 1,439 11,270
Department of Homeland Security 1,333 12,221
Food and Drug Administration 1,279 15,959
Department of Agriculture 1,056 5,837
National Security Agency 1,011 5,616
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 957 9,062
Department of Justice - FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit 949 3,404

Top Localities See All

Jurisdiction Requests Pages Released
Massachusetts 4,340 126,845
New York 2,485 25,484
California 2,421 21,280
Washington 2,305 38,555
Texas 2,113 20,972
Ohio 1,912 7,431
North Carolina 1,776 11,740
Florida 1,331 12,173
Iowa 1,236 1,317
Connecticut 1,039 7,262