Sharing Our First-Ever Transparency Report

Since our founding in 2008, there have been more than 100 million guest arrivals in Airbnb listings. While negative incidents are rare, Airbnb works with law enforcement to protect the rights of our hosts, our guests and the community at large.

In an effort to be transparent about our work with law enforcement, we are sharing Airbnb’s first-ever transparency report today. The report, which we will regularly update going forward, outlines the requests we’ve received from law enforcement around the globe during the first 6 months of 2016.

During the first six months of this year, there were 31 million guest arrivals on the platform and just 188 requests from law enforcement. After reviewing each request, Airbnb complied with 82 of the requests – a compliance rate (where any data was supplied in response to a request) of 43.6 percent – affecting only 172 user accounts.

As outlined in our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and law enforcement guidelines, Airbnb discloses user information in response to law enforcement requests if required to do so by law. Airbnb may also disclose user information if it has a good faith reason to believe that it is necessary to do so in order to protect the rights, property or safety of Airbnb, its users, or members of the public.

Our goal with this report is to provide additional insight into the number of requests that we receive, where they come from, and how often we provide information in response to them.

Our first Transparency Report can be viewed here.