Crimes on Halloween in San Francisco

Happy belated Halloween, San Francisco!

I think you had a great one. You might have met your friends, worn amazing costumes, and gone to drink at the bar. By the way, do you know what crimes happened at that time?

Crimes on October 31st 2015

Below are the details.

Category of CrimesNumber of Crimes
ARSON1
ASSAULT47
BURGLARY7
DISORDERLY CONDUCT1
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE1
DRUG/NARCOTIC5
DRUNKENNESS1
FRAUD6
LARCENY/THEFT98
LIQUOR LAWS1
MISSING PERSON26
NON-CRIMINAL54
OTHER OFFENSES42
ROBBERY16
SECONDARY CODES5
SEX OFFENSES, FORCIBLE4
STOLEN PROPERTY4
SUSPICIOUS OCC11
TRESPASS2
VANDALISM15
VEHICLE THEFT25
WARRANTS14
WEAPON LAWS4

※ NON-CRIMINAL is to involve or be involved with crime. For example, LOST and FOUND PROPERTY, DEATH REPORT, and so on.
※ OTHER OFFENSES is for example, TRAFFIC VIOLATION.
※ SECONDARY CODES is for example, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

In my opinion, as a result, there was nothing special. According to SF OpenData, the total number of crimes was 390. 2014’s average number a day is 411, so it wasn’t many. There were a bit more ASSAULTs than usual. Actually, I expected there were more crimes like DRUNKENNESS, DRUG, and SEX OFFENSES because people would be under the influence of alcohol. Although this is just one day’s data, maybe we simply enjoyed Halloween.

How to get a bicycle on craigslist

I planned to commute by bike, so I was looking for one. This is how I found it on craigslist.

1. Surf on craigslist

Craigslist is a web site that lets users publish information about jobs, housing for sale, and things like that. You should be careful using it because not all information on it is reliable. It might be fake information and they may be trying to cheat you.

Firstly, I accessed the web site, and then I searched bicycle from the search box. Basically, the results shows some bicycles’ information that has the contact details too.

2. Contact the seller

You can contact them by the phone numbers or email addresses. I prefer using phone numbers because it’s quicker. I contacted the seller like this at that time.

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3. Meet the seller

I went to the meeting point, and checked whether the bicycle worked well. Then I decided to buy it. It needed some maintenance, so I had to go to a bike shop, but that wasn’t bad for me.

Enjoy craigslist!

Open a bank account in US

1. Go to a bank

I went to a local Bank Of America, and asked the staff to open a new account. He introduced me to a personal banker. The banker and I went to another room. For example, my name, address, purpose to open an account, and so on. I showed him my visa to certificate my identity. Then he explained the bank services. He said there were two choices of accounts. One is to pay a small amount of money every other period. The other is to deposit a bigger amount in two months. I chose the second one, and he immidiately gave me a temporary debit card.

2. Activate the bank account

About 3 days later, my permanent debit card came to my address. I called the number on the card, and followed the machine voice’s instructions. Then I purchased something using the debit card and activated it.