NAMPA -- Nampa Police are trying again this year to use a data system to track crime and traffic problems so they can put more officers in problem areas at key times.

Officer Aaron Schreiber tells the Idaho Press-Tribune that information from the Data-Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety program goes back about five years.

Schreiber says that officers use the information to increase their presence in problem areas and make more contact with motorists and pedestrians. Sometimes the goal is just to say hello.

He says the agency made an effort to use the system in 2012 but didn't get good results.

He says more training and better analysis of the information will give better results this year.

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