LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Department had 31 officer-involved shootings in 2022, compared with 37 such shootings the previous year, according to a new report.
The LAPD's 2022 Use of Force Year-End Review report was presented Tuesday to the LAPD Board of Police Commissioners.
The report covered various statistical areas, among them "categorical use of force incidents," which include officer-involved shootings.
"The period between 2018 and 2022 has been the lowest five-year period of OIS incidents in the last three-plus decades," an LAPD statement said.
The year 2022 saw several decreases in categorical use of force incidents, the LAPD said.
Among the report's key findings:
- In 2022, there were 53 categorical use of force incidents, which was a 17% decrease compared to 2021.
- In 2022, there were 31 OIS incidents, which was a 16% decrease compared to the 37 OIS incidents in 2021.
- In 2022, 58% of suspects in OIS incidents were armed with firearms, compared to 41% in 2021.
- In 2022, there was an overall 27% decrease in OIS incidents involving "subjects with perceived mental illness" and a 30% decrease in OIS incidents involving "subjects experiencing homelessness."
Also, the number of Law Enforcement Related Injury incidents, In-Custody Deaths, and Carotid Restraint Control Holds decreased in 2022, according to the report.