The answer is Yes, according to the Dutch aviation consult group t070 and the Aviation Safety Network but this statement excludes deaths involving military and cargo airline crashes and accidents involving smaller, propeller-powered aircraft.
Dutch aviation consult group t070 and the Aviation Safety Network found no fatalities because of accidents involving large commercial jets most popular with civilian passengers. Source: National post
The further breakdown of T070's report is given below.
Our to70 Civil Aviation Safety Review examines accidents only to larger passenger aircraft commonly used by most travellers. (See our criteria in the Note below.) We include all causes, whether technical failure, human error or unlawful interference. In 2016, there were 71 civil aviation accidents of which six resulted in fatalities. This year, 2017, the number is even lower; 111 accidents, three of which included fatalities. There were no accidents in 2017 related to unlawful interference. A total of 14 lives lost in three regional airline accidents... Source: TO70’S CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REVIEW 2017
The Aviation Safety Network data for 2017 airliner accident statistics also shows that 2017 was the safest year ever for commercial aviation as described below.
Over the year 2017 the Aviation Safety Network recorded a total of 10 fatal airliner accidents , resulting in 44 occupant fatalities and 35 persons on the ground. This makes 2017 the safest year ever, both by the number of fatal accidents as well as in terms of fatalities. In 2016 ASN recorded 16 accidents and 303 lives lost. Source: Aviation Safety Network news