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OpenSanctions Default

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.

This list can be used as the broadest available OpenSanctions dataset. It includes any entity that should receive enhanced public scrutiny - either because they appear on a sanctions list, in a criminal context or as a political office holder.

Be advised that the data in this collection originates from a variety of sources and therefore varies in terms of detail and precision. For example, many listings of political office holders do not include their exact birth dates or full given names.

Data overview

Entity count:244,707 target entities · 332,921 searchable entities · 519,429 total
Entity types:
People231,270
Companies38,870
Addresses23,431
Securities18,741
Legal entities15,952
Organizations8,685
Cryptocurrency wallets8,205
Vessels535
Airplanes294
Coverage:
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Last changed:

Bulk download

Downloads contain the full set of entities contained in this dataset. You can fetch a simplified tabular form, or detailed, structured data in JSON format. Updated files will be provided once a day at the same location.

File nameExport typeSize
entities.ftm.jsonFollowTheMoney entities366 MB
names.txtTarget names text file36 MB
senzing.jsonSenzing entity format168 MB
targets.nested.jsonTargets as nested JSON497 MB
targets.simple.csvTargets as simplified CSV88 MB

Help: Using the data · format reference · identifier use · commercial licensing

Using the API

You can query the data in this dataset via the application programming interface (API) endpoints below. Please read the introduction for documentation and terms of service.

Use the Reconciliation API in OpenRefine:
For full-text search, use the /search endpoint:
For entity matching, use the /match endpoint:

Data sources57

OpenSanctions Default is a collection dataset which bundles together entities from the following data sources:

NameCountryTargets
Peppercat Legislators97,763
Every Politician73,173
Peppercat World Leaders32,066
National Settlement Depository (NSD Russia) ISIN Assignment17,994
US Trade Consolidated Screening List (CSL)United States14,583
US OFAC Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) ListUnited States11,097
Ukraine NABC Sanctions TrackerUkraine10,034
RuPEP Public Database of PEPs in Russia and Belarus8,533
OCC Enforcement ActionsUnited States8,240
ransomwhe.re ransomware addresses7,527
INTERPOL Red Notices6,785
ACF List of bribetakers and warmongers6,650
Ukraine National Security SanctionsUkraine5,452
CIA World LeadersUnited States4,877
Swiss SECO Sanctions/EmbargoesSwitzerland4,831
Belgian Financial SanctionsBelgium3,840
French Freezing of AssetsFrance3,675
UK OFSI Consolidated List of TargetsUnited Kingdom3,652
EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF)European Union3,579
Canadian Special Economic Measures Act SanctionsCanada3,170
EU Consolidated Travel BansEuropean Union2,819
Australian Sanctions Consolidated ListAustralia2,670
Japan Economic sanctions and list of eligible peopleJapan2,187
Kazakh Terror Financing listKazakhstan1,593
New Zealand Russia SanctionsNew Zealand1,267
WorldBank Debarred Providers1,125
Kyrgyz National ListKyrgyzstan1,024
African Development Bank Debarred EntitiesGlobal1,021
Asian Development Bank SanctionsGlobal986
UK Companies House Disqualified DirectorsUnited Kingdom984
Inter-American Development Bank SanctionsGlobal968
UN Security Council Consolidated Sanctions955
Ukraine SFMS BlacklistUkraine943
Israel Terrorists Organizations and Unauthorized Associations listsIsrael804
Members of the European ParliamentEuropean Union704
Members of the European Commitee of the RegionsEuropean Union613
Bulgarian Persons of InterestBulgaria575
Argentine RePETArgentina520
US OFAC Consolidated (non-SDN) ListUnited States448
US BIS Denied Persons ListUnited States428
FBI Most WantedUnited States390
UNOPS Vendor Sanctions359
South African Targeted Financial SanctionsSouth Africa313
Rosfinmonitoring WMD-related entitiesRussia239
Russian Oligarch Database169
Azerbaijan Domestic ListAzerbaijan169
Dutch National Sanctionlist TerrorismNetherlands142
Wikidata Entities of Interest133
Forbes 2021 List of Russian Billionaires101
EU Sanctions MapEuropean Union89
Europe's most wanted fugitivesEuropean Union81
Canadian Listed Terrorist EntitiesCanada77
Polish list of persons and entities subject to sanctionsPoland52
Singapore Targeted Financial SanctionsSingapore46
FBK Recommended List of Individuals for Sanctioning (Navalny 35)33
NCA Most WantedUnited Kingdom26
EBRD Ineligible entitiesGlobal12

External databases9

OpenSanctions Default also includes selected details and connections from the following external databases:

NamePublisher
WikidataWikidata
Russian Unified State Register of Legal Entities (EGRUL)Федеральная Налоговая Служба
Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Reference DataGlobal Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)
Ukraine Consolidated State RegistryMinistry of Justice of Ukraine
OpenCorporatesOpenCorporates.com
UK Companies House People with Significant ControlUK Companies House
ICIJ Offshore Leaks DatabaseInternational Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
OpenStreetMap Nominatim GeocoderOpenStreetMap
Cyprus Companies and Corporate OfficersDepartment of the Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property