If you are like me, you get curious about the going-on around me. I've always been curious. Luckily, in the DC area the police are pretty transparent about reporting that kind of stuff. For instance, in DC, Prince George's County and other surrounding area jurisdiction have an online "crime map" on their website. This is a tool where you can type in an address and see recent arrests for various crimes in a general area. It is a great way to scope out a new place to live, work or visit.