Each Day in America for White Children
- 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.