I live right next to Dallas. I've been hearing about crime getting worse in downtown, but I didn't realize just how bad.
I understand about the need to get away from things. I feel that way alot. Sometimes I just want to use whatever money I have left and just leave here.
But as SheKrayz said, if you dont plan these things out you can wind up worse off than you were originally. Not trying to pour salt into your wound because I know how you feel about wanting to get away. Im sorry you had such a horrible experience here.