More city police officers were involved in shooting incidents last year than in 2011, according to a new report.
The New York City Police Department's annual firearms discharge report shows that police intentionally fired their weapons in 45 incidents in 2012, up from 36 the year before, a 25 percent increase.
The number of suspects killed by police gunfire also rose from nine to 16.
That's the highest number since 19 were killed in 1998.
However, police officials say that only seven suspects have been shot to death by police so far this year.
They also point out that there were more than 26,000 incidents in 2012 where officers arrested an armed suspect without firing their weapon.
Thirteen officers were shot in the line of duty last year.
That the highest number of wounded officers since the late '90s.
Despite that number, no city police officers were killed by gunfire in the line of duty for the second year in a row.