There have been 78 murders between January and June. It is a 50% increase from last years span. Most of the victims were shot, young, and they were mostly male. The average age of the victims was 29 and 27 was the median. 44 of the victims were male.  In six months, a serial shooter killed seven people, a mother stabbed and killed her three boys, and a young man was gunned down with his mother, father and two sisters before being killed by police.