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.

1,483,444 entities · 186 data sources · updated · bulk data · screening tool

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 186 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 our high-quality dataset, or subscribe to our pay-as-you-go API service.

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Collections JSON

Collections are data distributions provided by OpenSanctions that combine entities from many sources based on a topic. Learn more...

OpenSanctions Default
187 data sources · 1,491,567 entities

This distribution includes the data collected by OpenSanctions that meets quality standards and would be useful in a screening system or for investigative use.

Consolidated Sanctions
61 data sources · 70,664 entities

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

Special interest collections contain selections of the data that are more specialised than the default collections.

NameCoverageEntities
Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)updated daily541,218
Sanctioned securitiesupdated daily462,753
Know-Your-Business (KYB) Datasetsupdated monthly86,427,189
Open Ownership Datasetsupdated weekly33,213,931
Warrants and Criminal Entitiesupdated daily208,204