The NYPD could end 2017 with a record low number of police-involved shootings.

Police say officers have opened fire in 23 incidents so far this year. That's down by about one-third from last year's total.

The NYPD says the change partially stems from an increase in the use of alternate weapons like stun guns.

Police officials also attribute the drop to better training and the creation of the Force Investigation Division, which examines and analyzes police-involved shootings.

The NYPD says the growing use of body cameras will continue to lower the numbers in the future.