Credibly Accused Priests

This dataset contains all of the information included in ProPublica's interactive database that lets users search for clergy who have been listed as credibly accused of sexual abuse in reports released by Catholic dioceses and religious orders.

ProPublica combined information from nearly 180 lists into a single database. More than 6,700 names are included, and over 5,800 of them are unique. A little more than half of the people named were listed as being deceased.

Your download contains two tables. The first contains the names, dioceses, assignment histories, ordination dates, birth years and other information about credibly accused priests and clergy. The second, which can be joined to the first by the diocese id, contains additional information that was collected and reported out from dioceses, including the date of the list release and the Catholic population of the dioceses.

Last updated August 31, 2021.


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Catholic Dioceses, States, and Priests

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