DOJ FOIA 2004 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   3,004

2. Number of appeals processed during fiscal year   2,933

B. Disposition of appeals.

1. Number completely upheld   1,121

2. Number partially reversed   157

3. Number completely reversed   33

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

(1) Exemption 1   81

(2) Exemption 2   313

(3) Exemption 3   133

(4) Exemption 4   2

(5) Exemption 5   183

(6) Exemption 6   74

(7) Exemption 7(A)   126

(8) Exemption 7(B)   1

(9) Exemption 7(C)   784

(10) Exemption 7(D)   285

(11) Exemption 7(E)   106

(12) Exemption 7(F)   215

(13) Exemption 8   0

(14) Exemption 9   0

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure (total)   1,622

a. No records   705

b. Referrals   14

c. Request withdrawn   30

d. Fee-related reason   55

e. Records not reasonably described   0

f. Not a proper FOIA request for some other reason   153

g. Not an agency record   49

h. Duplicate request   60

i. Other (specify)   556

1) Remanded -- 290
2) Failure of initial component to process initial action -- 168
3) Judicial adjudication/litigation -- 86
4) Expedited treatment denied -- 12


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