The Orlando Police Department said this week that the agency had nearly 23 percent fewer arrests involving the use of force in 2016, when compared to the 2015 figures.
News 6 reported that there were 399 response to resistance incidents in 2016, down 22.82 percent from the 517 incidents reported in 2015.
The department did not discuss whether a policy change or fewer arrests could have accounted for the change.
While fewer officers were assaulted in 2016, more of those officers required medical treatment as a result of their injuries. OPD said 30 of the 87 officers who were battered while making arrests required medical treatment, compared to just 18 officers in 2015.
The decline in use of force incidents is part of an overall trend.
Data showed use of force incidents have decreased every year in Orlando since 2012.