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Each Day in America for White Children

January 2014

  • 1 mother dies in childbirth.
  • 1 child is killed by abuse or neglect.
  • 2 children or teens are killed by guns.
  • 4 children or teens commit suicide.
  • 15 children or teens die from accidents.
  • 30 babies die before their first birthdays.
  • 88 children are arrested for violent crimes.
  • 303 children are arrested for drug crimes.
  • 331 babies are born to teen mothers.
  • 345 babies are born into extreme poverty.
  • 404 public school students are corporally punished.*
  • 407 babies are born at low birthweight.
  • 633 babies are born without health insurance.
  • 737 babies are born into poverty.
  • 805 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.
  • 1,066 high school students drop out.*
  • 1,718 babies are born to unmarried mothers.
  • 2,645 children are arrested.
  • 5,233 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.