THE BRONX - Murders across the city are up more than 12 percent so far this year as compared to the same period in 2014.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says certain precincts in the Bronx and Brooklyn are among the most deadly.
Shooting incidents in the 44th Precinct in the Bronx have doubled since the same time period last year.
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News 12 asked residents in the area what they thought about the problem.