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Earl Gregg Swem Library

FOIA Request: Number of “Crimes Reports” Concerning Unauthorized Disclosures of Classified Information Received

Categories: Govt Information,Govt Secrecy

https://fas.org/irp/agency/doj/crimes-reports-2016.html

In response to current administration concerns about “out-of-control “government leaks, this letter responds to a FOIA request and reveals that 37 crime reports relating to leaks of classified information were received by the Justice Department during 2016.  The average number of such leaks reported between 2009 and 2015 was 39.7.  For 2009-2015 year-by-year data, see https://fas.org/irp/agency/doj/crimes-reports.html