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Each Day in America for Black Children

January 2014

  • 1 mother dies in childbirth.
  • 1 child is killed by abuse or neglect.
  • 1 child or teen commits suicide.
  • 3 children or teens are killed by guns.
  • 4 children or teens die from accidents.
  • 19 babies die before their first birthdays.
  • 95 children are arrested for violent crimes.
  • 95 children are arrested for drug crimes.
  • 104 babies are born without health insurance.
  • 199 babies are born to teen mothers.
  • 211 babies are born at low birthweight.
  • 310 babies are born into extreme poverty.
  • 336 public school students are corporally punished.*
  • 384 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.
  • 597 babies are born into poverty.
  • 763 high school students drop out.*
  • 1,153 babies are born to unmarried mothers.
  • 1,274 children are arrested.
  • 6,191 public school students are suspended.*

*Based on 180 school days a year. See Endnotes in The State of America's Children 2014 for citations.

Learn more stats about the state of children in America on our Moments in America for Children page.