Charlotte sees increase in murders during 2015

Mothers of Murdered Offspring released balloons for Charlotte murder victims at its annual January 1 rally.

Charlotte saw an increase in murders in 2015 -- 62 -- compared to the 42 murders in 2014.

Mothers of Murdered Offspring has been operating since 1993. It says that for each murder victim in Charlotte, they spend $300 towards helping their respective family grieve.