Google is great. Just put in the address anything that has been in the news will come up. You should also know that in KS it is required that anything of like a violent crime in the home must be disclosed in the Property Condition Report.
Way back when I was young, we would visit the new neighborhood, meet our new neighbors and decide if this was a place that we'd like to live.
This was the way we did it when FATHER KNEW BEST and we lived next door to the CLEAVERS.
Nowadays, people don't even speak to their neighbors and everyone lives in fear.