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Moments in America for American Indian and Alaska Native Children

January 2014

  • Every 3-and-a-half minutes a public school student is suspended.*
  • Every 6-and-a-half minutes a high school student drops out.*
  • Every 17 minutes a baby is born to an unmarried mother.
  • Every 27 minutes a child is arrested.
  • Every 33 minutes a baby is born into poverty.
  • Every 37 minutes a public school student is corporally punished.*
  • Every 44 minutes a baby is born into extreme poverty.
  • Every 68 minutes a child is abused or neglected.
  • Every 75 minutes a baby is born without health coverage.
  • Every 80 minutes a baby is born to a teen mother.
  • Every 2 hours a baby is born at low birthweight.
  • Every 5 hours a child is arrested for a drug offense.
  • Every 14 hours a child is arrested for a violent offense.
  • Every 25 hours a baby dies before their first birthday.
  • Every 2 days a child or teen dies from an accident.
  • Every 5 days a child or teen commits suicide.
  • Every 9 days a child or teen is killed by guns.
  • Every 33 days a child is killed by abuse or neglect.

*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 Each Day in America page.