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Each Day in America

January 2014

  • 2 mothers die in childbirth.
  • 4 children are killed by abuse or neglect.
  • 5 children or teens commit suicide.
  • 7 children or teens are killed by guns.
  • 24 children or teens die from accidents.
  • 66 babies die before their first birthdays.
  • 187 children are arrested for violent crimes.
  • 408 children are arrested for drug crimes.
  • 838 public school students are corporally punished.*
  • 847 babies are born to teen mothers.
  • 865 babies are born at low birthweight.
  • 1,241 babies are born without health insurance.
  • 1,392 babies are born into extreme poverty.
  • 1,837 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.
  • 2,723 babies are born into poverty.
  • 2,857 high school students drop out.*
  • 4,028 children are arrested.
  • 4,408 babies are born to unmarried mothers.
  • 16,244 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.