JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Violent crime is down in Duval County, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
A report released Tuesday shows it's down by 6 percent when compared to last year.
But behind every crime, every murder, there are multiple victims. The family of Amber Bass, a 22 year old shot and killed while in her driveway on Springtree Road back on July 19th spoke about wanting closure, four months after her shooting death.
"Everyday is the same," said Barbara Bass, Amber's mother. "The same as it was yesterday, the same as it was July 19th."
Bass says there are days when she feels empty. Amber was her youngest daughter, who she describes as being a beautiful person. Bass says she's frustrated, 4 months after her daughters death there still have not been any arrests.
"It's just unreal," said Bass
The Jacksonville Sheriff's office preliminary crime stats show last year there were 39 murders within the city in 2012 between January 1 and June 30. This time around, that number is down to 33.
Aggravated assaults are down by more than 100 victims. Still these numbers bring little comfort to victims left behind.
"The higher ups can give us numbers telling us that's it's getting better but you have to be living under a rock to believe that it is getting better," said Robin Lezcano.
She says she still finds herself picking up the phone wanting to reach out to her younger sister, Amber.
"Everyday you wake up hoping you're going to get a phone call saying we've got a suspect or a weapon in possession," said Lezcano.
But instead police say there are currently no suspects.
"That's probably the most agonizing feeling. Someone knows but they don't care to give us a little bit of closure," said Lezcano.
According to JSO Amber Bass' case is still an active and ongoing investigation. They are asking for the public's help. If anyone has any information call Crime Stoppers a 1-888-277-TIPS (8477).