The killings in Muskegon this past weekend would put the murder rate above average for the year.
WOOD TV, however, says it is the number of weapons violations that are going through the roof.
Fewer than 50 were reported for 2009, but that number was five times higher in 2012.
Muskegon police detectives continue investigaing the weekend shooting at the Elks Charity Lodge.
The Prosecutor has not yet ruled on charges in the homicides.