I live in a really nice neighborhood of old Victorian homes. Once the recession hit, people that have been in their homes for years moved away. Homes were sold as rentals or left abandoned. Crime has skyrocketed in just the past 4 months. Within a 3-block radius we have had shootings, arson, home invasions with weapons involved, robbery, and graffiti issues. I am slowly watching my neighborhood turn into Detroit. Just a few years ago these homes were $300,000 homes that seemed like they jumped out of the pages of a book. Recently, we have an serial animal killer on the loose. In just 2 and a half weeks, someone has been shooting dogs in their fenced yards. 3 dogs have died. On one section of the sidewalk (about a 20ft long space), I have found dead hamsters. I originally thought that someone's hamsters got out of their cage and died. However, days later in the same spot I found a duck with it's neck broken and a large turtle next to it. I contacted the police and made an assumption that this has something to do with the dog killings and I haven't heard anything back. Today, ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE. There is construction up the road uphill. There are a lot of construction vehicles involved and they have an above-ground free-standing cylinder fuel tank for refueling of their vehicles. This thing is probably 20 feet long. I woke up this morning and someone had drilled multiple times into the tank. This drill had to of been huge because it left GAPING HOLES. HUNDREDS OF GALLONS OF GAS went roaring downhill. I woke up to an oil slick as far as the neighborhood can see covering the street and it's all OVER my front yard. I took a walk uphill and that's when I realized the tank was vandalized. I have no clue what to do. I updated my security systems and bought more ammo. I am in NO position to move financially at all. The only reason why I am stuck in the city is because I was born here and I am attending a university pulling off a double major. People make me absolutely sick!! :gaah::gaah: I am ready to move after I graduate.