DOJ FOIA 2002 ANNUAL REPORT - APPEALS OF INITIAL DENIALS

VI. APPEALS OF INITIAL DENIALS OF FOIA/PA REQUESTS

A. Numbers of appeals

1. Number of appeals received during fiscal year   3,746

2. Number of appeals processed during fiscal year   3,491

B. Disposition of appeals.

1. Number completely upheld   1,333

2. Number partially reversed   190

3. Number completely reversed   81

a. Number of times each FOIA exemption was used (counting each exemption once per appeal):

(1) Exemption 1   67

(2) Exemption 2   230

(3) Exemption 3   66

(4) Exemption 4   5

(5) Exemption 5   158

(6) Exemption 6   115

(7) Exemption 7(A)   139

(8) Exemption 7(B)   0

(9) Exemption 7(C)   741

(10) Exemption 7(D)   249

(11) Exemption 7(E)   83

(12) Exemption 7(F)   145

(13) Exemption 8   0

(14) Exemption 9   0

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure (total)   1,887

a. No records   507

b. Referrals   33

c. Request withdrawn   78

d. Fee-related reason   57

e. Records not reasonably described   0

f. Not a proper FOIA request for some other reason   283

g. Not an agency record   44

h. Duplicate request   61

i. Other (specify)   824

1) Failure of initial component to process initial action - 217
2) Remanded - 557
3) Judicial Adjudication/Litigation - 46
4) Expedited Treatment Granted/Denied - 0/4


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