The open database of sanctions targets and persons of interest

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

Bulk data

212,218 targets · 49 data sources · updated

Welcome to OpenSanctions

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

We consolidate data from a broad range of sources and take on the complex task of transforming it into a clean and well-understood dataset.

Open source code and data

OpenSanctions makes both its database and processing tools available for free. It's easy to use the material, contribute to the project and integrate the technology.

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

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

Due Diligence List198,213

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.

Collection · 47 data sources

Consolidated Sanctioned Entities26,639

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

Collection · 26 data sources

Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)151,881

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

Collection · 7 data sources

Warrants and Criminal Entities17,350

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

Collection · 9 data sources