Find sanctions targets and persons of interest

OpenSanctions helps investigators find leads, allows companies to manage risk and enables technologists to build data-driven products.

382,244 targets · 70 data sources · updated · get bulk data

People and companies that matter

Persons of interest data provides the key that helps analysts find evidence of corruption, money laundering and other criminal activity.

Clean data and transparent process

Our open source data pipeline takes on the complex task of building a clean, de-duplicated, and well-understood dataset.

Sources with global scope

We integrate data from over sixty global sources, including official sanctions lists, data on politically exposed persons and entities of criminal interest.

Use OpenSanctions to manage business risk

OpenSanctions is free for non-commercial users. Business and commercial users must either acquire a data license to use the high-quality dataset, or they can subscribe to our pay-as-you-go API service.

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Updates from the OpenSanctions project, including new features, technical deep dives, and analysis.

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Collections are datasets provided by OpenSanctions that combine data from various data sources focussed on a topic.

OpenSanctions Default
66 data sources · 368,684 targets

This collection includes most of the data collected by OpenSanctions which meets quality standards and would be useful to an analyst or journalist attempting to perform a due-diligence type task.

Consolidated Sanctions
37 data sources · 36,280 targets

Consolidated list of sanctioned entities designated by different countries and international organisations. This can include military, trade and travel restrictions.

Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)
8 data sources · 188,555 targets

A politically exposed person (PEP) is a person that has been entrusted with a prominent public function. PEPs include elected officials, members of government.

Warrants and Criminal Entities
12 data sources · 20,201 targets

Companies and people implicated in or convicted of criminal activity, including the "Most Wanted" lists of various countries and international authorities.